The Expectant Knitter
Dg and I were on our Borders magazine reading extravaganza date (:) ) and I found this intriguing book called the Expectant Knitter by Marie Connolly. I just love making gifts for friends having babies: it has been quite cathartic and also a great way to love on others and join in on their joy. I feel fruitful when i knit or crochet for someone. So, I picked up this book looking for some neat ideas of blankets to make for my pregnant friends, and was so surprised to read this little note in the book:
"What if I'm adopting a baby? This process can be frustrating and confusing but definitely worth the effort...prepare to wait. This step is difficult. Waiting periods can range from 6 months to 5 years. Just remember your waiting for a precious gift, and in the end it is worth it. Think of all the knitting you'll get done."
This just made me smile. I wrote it down in my pink catch all journal to blog. I still haven't started knitting 'our' babies' blanket...but baby steps, right? I'm smiling and treasuring the thought in my heart for a bit.