Craft time is my me time

Shortly after my last post, our daughter arrived – 15 days ahead of her due date. We were convinced we were having another boy, so were very surprised to have a girl. She was in such a hurry to arrive that we didn’t make it to hospital and she was born at home! Her name is Alba (inspired by a character in the book The Time Traveller’s Wife). She’s been supervising my craft efforts of an evening …

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I’m busy knitting my third baby cardigan in a row. The two I previously knitted both came out too small for the intended recipient – a friend’s baby girl. So, I’m going for third time lucky. I’ve changed pattern and am making a bigger size.

Such is my dedication, I was even knitting it when my waters had broken and I was waiting for contractions to begin. It was a nice distraction. Which is the reason for this post really. That, how, as a mum, I find that I crave/need craft time as my ‘me’ time.

I read a blog post shared on Facebook this week about how crafting is good for your mental health. And I couldn’t agree more. Despite having my hands more full now, with a 2nd child, I’m more determined than ever to fit in craft time. Even if just to spite the naysayers who think that such a thing is impossible! Speaking of which, toddler and baby are both asleep, so I’m off to squeeze in a few more rows on the cardigan.

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