When we lived overseas, I would often times run out of things to do in order to pass the time. We traveled quite a bit (we were there 3.5 years), but during the week, after work, I needed hobbies. So, I decided to teach myself to crochet. I had learned a long time ago, when I was in elementary school, but I had forgotten pretty much all of it except how to make a chain, so I needed to relearn from scratch. Luckily, all things can be taught via YouTube, so it wasn’t too bad!
With my newly acquired skills, I decided that I wanted to make my pregnant friends a baby blanket for a present. I liked to crochet, and I wanted my friends to have something handmade to give to their children. While overseas, I made 3-4 blankets for friends, and after repatriating back to the US, I made several more. But, I’d never made any for myself (and after three years of infertility, I was worried I never would). However, now that we’re officially “on the shelf” with our adoption profile, I decided I could go ahead and make a blanket for our baby, whenever that baby decides to show up! Last night, I finished it up, so it’s ready go to! I plan on backing it with soft jersey knit material (or flannel), in a boy/girl specific color once we have the baby home, but for now, it’s as complete as it can get. I’m completely in love with it, and can’t wait to wrap our baby up in it!