Maybe it's early nesting? Because I also have begun writing down all the things I want to sew beforehand too. Blankets, burp cloths, crib sheets, hooded towel, the list just goes on and on and on. I've always felt best when I'm creating and I'm finding this time it's more than true. My brain is constantly on go, trying to think of things to do. And as soon as my energy level get a bit higher, maybe I'll succeed!
For the blanket I learned to knit in the round on attached needles. Turns out so simple, and I've also already learned the stitches I'll need in order to make socks and such. If I can get it all done ahead of time that will give me plenty of time in the end to rest. Right?