April is a genius. I asked her if she'd like a new hat for spring wear. She said yes, and requested Susan Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats book. As I turned the pages, she viewed each design carefully and at last made a selection; the pastel marley. But yarn could be a problem as I am 1.) not allowed to buy any right now and 2.) don't have much Cotton Classic (the called for yarn) in my stash.
We raided the stash anyway, determined to find something that would work. Then it came to me - Goshen!! I have a ton of Goshen!! I grabbed the Goshen bag and sorted through partial skeins until I came up with colors that April loved, and I didn't find too shabby myself. She seemed very pleased with the yarn and color choice. Linen (not shown), Ginger, Lake, Mauve, Sweet Peach and Sage were our final color selections.
I cast on and got a couple of rounds knitted while she watched and bounced in her bouncer-thing. She likes the bouncer thing. A hat is something I can knit while babysitting, unlike the cashmere socks I should be working on. Priorities. Baby before socks, except after deadline.