I recently told a close friend of mine that I am starting a gender neutral diaper and woolies stash now even though we were undecided about a fifth and it would be two years before we started TTC if we had one more. She looked at me with a look of bewilderment and just asked me why? I laughed and then explained that I have a method to my madness.
My first reason is that I am slowly teaching myself how to knit new things. My knitting abilities are not that good yet and I want to do more. I am currently working on a pair of newborn longies, it is taking me a long time because I have a lot of other projects going on and I am very unsure of myself, I have to keep looking at the pattern and I keep second guessing myself. As I get more confident, I am hoping to be able to get projects done a lot faster and have more mama made items. I am hoping that I will also be able to teach myself how to make fitteds so I can have a large stash of those as well. I always love looking at all the squishy mama made fitted diapers.
Another reason is that I want to have a large stash. At this time I am not spending money on anything for this stash, only doing trades or making it myself. At this point in time I only have a few items for this newbie stash. I have a Christmas themed pair that is actually a size medium, they used to be my three year old daughter’s and I have just hung onto them, a pair of brown ones that I am trading for, the pair I am knitting, a couple diapers and some yarn. This is nothing compared to what I want.
I figure if I start collecting now I will have a better chance of having all the items I want. Once we actually start TTC, I will be buying items as well. I know people are probably thinking it is strange that I want to do since there is always the chance that I am not even going to have a fifth child. I guess that is a gamble that I am willing to take, I am pretty sure it would be easy to sell this stuff if I needed and I am having fun in the process.