Monday, February 25, 2008

To-do lists have me in deep doo-doo

So, my sister is pregnant (yay!). This means that my life will be a mad dash of knitting and sewing until my niece/nephew arrives. This also means that my normal sewing/button-replacing/hemming pile will be pushed to the side in favor of knitting baby caps and booties and making a baby sling and blanket for my niece/nephew.

This is all very exciting, and I have so many ideas on what I want to make for my sister so that she will be so very prepared (and stylish!) when the baby arrives. I'm not the only one scheming though. My sister's mother-in-law is a big knitter, too, and has a head start on me. She's made several baby sweaters already and I'm sure is planning on out-doing me every step of the way. She is at a disadvantage, though. She's in Scotland, and I'm only 3.5 hours away from my sister, who is working on buying a house in Houston.

I do plan on being the coolest frackin' aunt in the world, though. I haven't been around babies too much, that is, besides all of Dave's friends who are in various stages of parenthood. Some have as many as 3 kids, and many are in elementary school already. Crazy.

Anyway, it will be nice to have the opportunity to get used to being around babies since I have 3 sisters and a brother, though it looks like only one is dead-set on breeding.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

You'd better get crackin' sister. On the knitting, not the procreating.

Olivia said...

That will be one knitted up baby, Aunty Jo!

Jo said...

Luckily (or not) babies grow fast, so I'll be knitting something new everytime the little bugger's head grows. Or I'll be using a lot of ribbing!