Somehow, and for heaven's sake don't ask me how, I managed to knit SOMETHING while caring for a newborn and toddler in the past couple of weeks. No idea how this happened, but it did... and man does it feel good!
Doing anything with a newborn OR a toddler around is a challenge, let alone both. Here is a picture of me attempting to knit 3 years ago when my now toddler was a newborn. I didn't get very far with this...
...and of course the cat didn't help.
Three years later, here is what I finished the other day.
I think my multitasking skills are improving, wouldn't you agree? Of course it helped that the project was wonderfully simple and repetitive.
The pattern is called Botanical Cowl. It is a slim, lightweight and drapey cowl with a simple double eyelet pattern. There are instructions for a short cowl and a long one. I opted to make the long one using Three Irish Girls' McClellan Fingering yarn (stash buster!) in the Waterlilies colorway.
I love this yarn. It is so soft, smooth and an absolute pleasure to knit with. Plus it blocks beautifully and is terrific for lace projects. I last used this yarn to make the Springtime in Philly beret.
Now back to sweater knitting...