I've been spending lots of time lately thinking about what the baby needs, looking up patterns, sorting yarn in my stash, and knitting for her whenever I can. But then my very luxurious, very fancy cashmere yarn from Grace's shop (purchased with my Christmas money!) came in the mail, and I decided to make a little something for myself with it. And before I knew it, I spent every spare moment these past two days knitting away with this oh-so-soft and beautiful yarn.
Drastic measures were occasionally employed. Baby needs rocking? Put her in the sling, jaunting around in circles while knitting. Meals need to be prepared? Grab something (anything!) from the freezer stash and knit while it heats up in the oven. Neighbor calling about your chickens escaping again? Ask husband to go round them up while watching from the porch, knitting. Baby needs nursing? Nurse her lying on side in bed, while holding arms up knitting until they feel numb. Time for bed? Convince yourself that sleep is overrated and knit those last few rows with the lights as dim as squinted eyes can see by. That's how completely smitten I was with this yarn and this project.
Want to know something else? This is actually the very first thing I've knitted for myself. I think I'll wear this little cowl during the farm chores every day until spring comes. Yes, I think I'll do just that, all the while feeling very fancy and luxurious indeed!