Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Soakers, Scarves, and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding {Yarn Along}

20 July 2011

Soakers, Scarves, and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding {Yarn Along}

Last week was my first to link up to Small Things Yarn Along.  If you like reading and knitting, this is THE place for you to go and show other bloggers what you are reading and knitting.  Here are last weeks projects which were finished in time!!  Praise God.

I am still going through The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding published by La Leche League International.  My thoughts on this book so far: I really like how the authors didn't start writing about breastfeeding after the baby was born, but started going into information that a woman would need on breastfeeding during pregnancy.  Why do I like this?  Because it is during pregnancy, that a woman needs to think about how she is going to feed her baby.  It is also during pregnancy, women need to consider if they want medication during their labor or interventions (such as induction,  cesarean section, IV fluids, external/internal fetal monitoring, episiotomy, etc.)  and know what the risks are, not just to them, but to babies when it comes to nursing or other medical problems.  If you are pregnant or considering getting pregnant in the future, I highly recommend this book.

I'm currently knitting two projects.  Project one is a soaker for my daughter.  I am using a pattern I found on Ravelry called WHW Plain Wrap.  I have a confession though.  I started knitting this in March.  Yes, that's right March.  I want to start knitting it again and FINISH it within the next four weeks.  I said four weeks, because I need to finish the Christmas gifts I'm knitting for my siblings.  Note: we didn't celebrate Christmas last year because most of us went to Northern Ireland for my cousin's wedding.

Which brings my to project two, which is a scarf I am knitting to give as a gift.  I am also using a pattern I got off Ravelry.  The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn, but I'm rebelling and using worsted.  Hopefully it will turn out all right.  I am not including a photograph of it in case the person for whom it is meant reads my blog.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! Affliction is difficult to bear, and yet we do grow so much closer to the Lord through it. :)

    Looks like we both link up on Tuesdays at Heavenly Homemakers and Wednesdays at the Yarn Along. Another thing we have in common is that I'm originally from PA. I was born in Braddock and spent the first decade of my life in and around Pittsburgh before my family moved across the country to Washington. I'm following back and look forward to seeing more of your knitting. Blessings! ~Lisa

  2. I love TWAB, especially this latest edition. I was getting so overwhelmed with the abundance of information out there and I really appreciated the more laid back approach that these authors took. After reading it, I came away really believing that I would be successful at breastfeeding and I was (although I did have plenty of challenges!).

  3. Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz today! I'm really excited about the Apologia Science, I've heard great things about it and it looks really through and interesting! Can't wait.

  4. thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment! Love your soaker..I have one on the needles right now as well!! I look forward to visiting again next yarn along!! God bless!!