Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The power of denial

I am a knitter in some serious trouble. I've been deluding myself for a long time now, but I need to face the hard truth.

I have many many friends who are expecting babies. All of these babies are due in late June and early July.

There's E, my high school best friend; she needs something super special.

There's J & J; they've had a rought time getting and staying pregnant and I'd like to do something really nice for them as well.

There's L. She's another HS friend, one I've only recently come back in touch with. Definitely needs at least a small something to welcome the new one. Her's needs sending off early, since she's over in Britain.

There's C. She's an online-only friend, but one who I really like, and I don't need to tell y'all that online-only does not necessarily mean not-as-good-as. She's had a tough stretch of it as well, definitely needs cute handknits for cheering.

There's M. Another online friend who I've met a few times in real life.

Okay, that's five, and I know I'm forgetting at least one. I've been blithely sailing along, not worrying about it - after all, there's not due until summer! I have plenty of time! I have less than three months. Maybe even less than that, since there will be showers, and present due then instead of when the babies are born. I need to get cracking.

I was reminded today of the super cute and relatively easy baby kimone sweater - I suspect I'm going to be whipping out a few of those real soon.


Seanna Lea said...

I find the power of denial strangely compelling. Probably because I have a baby sweater I started around the time a lovely coworker went out on maternity leave and I haven't finished it yet. She'll be back next week. I am nearly to the dividing point for the sleeves. Maybe I'll spend a long concentrated weekend of knitting and see if I can finish this for Monday or Tuesday (it is being knit on either size 1 or 2 needles, so it is slow!).

Jscothammerquist said...

Best git crackalackin' !

maryse said...

those kimonos are super easy. but remember, those babies will be babies for a couple of years. you don't need to knit something in time for their birth.

Devorah said...

I find the excuse "I'm superstitious" to be a good one for a late baby present. *g*

Martha Marin said...

Two words for you, my dear:
Top Down.

Martha Marin said...

Wow. This is a totally inappropriate way to respond to you... I don't have your email?? What's that all about?

But, thanks for the well wishing. 10:00 is really too late. We're hoping to book some earlier things that maybe easier for us grown ups.

Christ. I ain't 20 years old fergodssakes...