Still no baby here, and still no blanket, and while Elliot didn’t care that his blanket wasn’t done and came anyway, I have begun to have concerns that this wee one may be more rule abiding. Meg herself is quite a lawful creature, and she was born two weeks early – the day I finished her blanket. Meg’s currently so pregnant and uncomfortable that I’m starting to feel a bit of guilt, so I’m trying to pour as much time as I can into the blanket, hoping that it won’t occur to Meg to hold me accountable for her discomfort.
I’m past halfway – only about 300 stitches left to work into the edging, which is about 17 repeats to go, which is about 612 rows of lace left to knit. Just typing that makes it seem to me like I should be cancelling all plans that are not blanket related (like social engagements and sleeping and eating) but I’m trying not to get weird about it. (As an aside, I am pretty sure that Meg would be fine with me getting as weird about it as I need to.)
Thus far, I have declared myself monogamous to this project, and I have made the incredibly brave choice to give up cleaning and laundry. We will see what further sacrifice is required.