First Post-Baby Project

I actually completed my first knitting project since Baby Penelope was born! A couple of weeks ago, Baby Penelope, at 10 weeks old, began sleeping through the night, and when I say sleeping through the night, I don’t mean a 5 hour stretch, which I guess is what’s considered sleeping through the night by numerous parenting sources. I mean, this little munchkin started going to sleep between 8 and 8:30 and would sleep until 7 or 8 in the morning. Sometimes, she’d sleep as late as 9:30! So, with a beautifully sleeping baby, I was actually able to pick up the knitting needles and get to work on an important project.

A woman in my March 2012 babies group (although Penelope was born in February…) was diagnosed with cancer the same day her little one turned one month old. As a group, we’ve been trying to help her out in various ways, sending her shipments of breastmilk, ordering meals for her and her family, putting together a comfort afghan. I didn’t think I would be able to contribute to the comfort afghan, but apparently, Penny thought it would be good for her mama to share the love. After all, another group of beautiful women from Ravelry sent us a lovely comfort afghan last year following my miscarriage in May.

So here’s what I made:

I’m really happy with how it turned out, and in the future (the far, far away future probably!), I would love to make more of these squares for an entire afghan. It would look amazing!

I’m now working on Penelope’s blanket, which will probably be done right around her first birthday. No kidding. :-p


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