Baby steps
Friday March 22nd 2013, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

The new grandson is due in a month.

His big brother came three weeks early.

My daughter-in-law’s mother had her kids early like that, too.

I figure I’ve got me about a week to finish this and everything else I can think of. And after all the decades of not wanting to knit baby sweaters or booties, of fighting too hard against the knitting-is-for-grandmas stereotype (I mean, I was ten when I started…) on my second go-round now of actually being a grandma I think I’m finally getting over myself; I can’t wait to knit a baby sweater after this afghan is done. There is hope!

(But just in case I waver, I’m outing myself. Again. Peer pressure: it’s a good thing.)

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A line from the George Clooney movie, Up in the Air: “I stereotype. It’s faster.” Ha. Even though not all grandmothers knit, and not all knitters are grandmothers, I suppose we can make one generalization; most grandmothers who can knit, will knit for their grandbabies. That’s fair, right? (It’s all to do with demographics, my friend. It’s faster.)

Comment by LynnM 03.23.13 @ 2:19 am

Even before I had grands my son used to tease me and say I’d be the perfect grandma because I sit in a rocking chair and knit! Somehow I think it takes a bit more than that but my grand babies seem to love me to pieces and I love them even more! I’m looking forward to your new addition.

Comment by Jody 03.23.13 @ 2:48 am

Beautiful color in that blanket – of course it needs to be a sweater, too!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.23.13 @ 5:36 am

Big Brother is Parker, yes? That’s really a BIG, big brother.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.23.13 @ 10:15 am

And I’m knitting for my niece’s baby due in late June. Putting an i-cord bind-off on an OpArt blanket. Taking forever. The blanket itself did, too, since I made the larger size. And raiding the gift stash for the rest since the shower is April 13.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 03.23.13 @ 4:49 pm

Simply stunning. Knit on, and let the joy of grandparenting warm you when those silly sterotype-like thoughts come.

Comment by Channon 03.24.13 @ 5:50 am

LOL. I know the feeling. I was never going to knit Christmas stockings; after all, my husband’s aunt did it for my kids and stockings are “not my thing”. But then Benjamin got married last summer and I thought “Why not make his wife one to match his?”. Now I’ll be stuck making them for their children and my girls’ children when/if any come along… and I’m looking forward to it.

Grandma knitting is in my future too.

Comment by Greta 03.25.13 @ 6:37 am

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