Two Times Everything

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So I had this grand plan a little while ago to make a bit of a comeback here.  I was well on the way, with a bunch of proto-posts logged in my drafts folder.  All of that was based on Z’s due date, which was in the middle of December.  Well, surprise surprise, twins tend to come a little bit early.  Little Miss M and little Mister S were born in the middle of November.  So, as you can imagine, Z and I have been a little bit busy.

But not too busy to knit!  I mean, “knit”.  Our knitting habits have been modified right along with our sleeping habits.  Z’s approach has been to knit small projects with big yarn on wide needles.  She’s whipped out more cowls and hats in the last two months than in our entire marriage.  As for me, I ended my long-standing moratorium on the roll-neck raglan, which used to be my most-requested sweater.  This time I’m knitting it in the round, in one piece, from the bottom up.  These means that it doesn’t matter when I start or stop working on it.  When the planets align long enough to put both little S and little M to sleep at the same time, I can bang out a few rounds without having to tend to the neurosis that requires me to stop at the end of a row.  With only knit stitches to work, it means that I don’t have to pay very much attention, which is in short supply these days thanks to sleep deprivation.  It also means that, by then end of my paternity leave, I might actually have a nice new sweater.

That said, I did manage to finish Miss M’s first sweater during the first month of her life, which you see in the picture above.  Still a little big on her, but I’m sure it’ll fit in about, oh, five minutes.  By the way, if that sweater looks as cute to you as it does to me, you can buy the pattern at my Ravelry Store.


  • Hardy Double Congratulations to the whole wonderful family! Knit on!

  • mamie says:

    congrats! it sounds like they are healthy and keeping you busy. i was so glad to see you pop up in my blogroll. and i am very impressed with the return to knitting, very impressed indeed. i think i bit off a cable project when they were four months or so. it does get easier to knit as they get bigger.

    i think i may have mentioned before, there is a nice resource blog for twin parents called How Do You Do It? if you run up against some questions you might find some good reading there. mostly moms write , but they do have the occ twin papa write up a post or two.

    now, go enjoy the ride. it just gets better and better (said as i hear my boys yodeling for more pancakes at the table with their daddy.)

  • sinje ollen says:

    How cute those little hands are! I love them when they are so little. I came to your site because of the sweater you posted on knitty, which I loved. Congratulations for both, parenthood and being published in knitty. 🙂

  • Ruth says:

    Double Congrats….. knit and sleep when you can !!!

  • Margie says:

    Congrats on your two newest reasons to knit!

  • Lara says:

    Congratulations! Yup, kids do change everything, and I hope you are taking care of yourself. I had a baby 14 months ago, and I am still reeling from the shock. Two must be even harder.

    Best wishes, I hope you all get some sleep soon!

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