Alone

You guys. I’m all alone in the house! It’s amazing. It’s so quiet. I’ve got a new knitting project and a plan to put on a TV show (that isn’t Paw Patrol).

It’s been a while since I was all alone in the house. Between me being a stay-at-home parent and my husband working from home, plus two little kids who aren’t in school yet, time alone is a rarity.

And if time alone is rare enough, time without the kids when I’m awake enough to actually work on something is rarer still. If I’m being honest, I usually pass out in front of the TV or zone out, scrolling Instagram as soon as the kids are down.

All that’s to say, it’s no wonder I haven’t been that excited about knitting for the last little bit. But today it changes! If only for a couple hours.

I’ve busted out my fanciest skein of yarn from my stash and started working on a top-down watch cap so I can use every last inch. It’s a chocolate-brown single-source alpaca that I bought more than ten years ago from a local alpaca farm, which has since gone out of business. But, if I remember correctly, the alpaca that it came from was named Electra, and she was very cute. It’s so soft, and so warm- such a luxurious yarn that I’ve never been able to bring myself to work on it. Which is a shame! Why have fancy yarn if you’re not going to use it?

Anyway, I’m going to head out. I’ve got a true crime documentary calling my name, and some coffee to drink while it’s still hot.

What do you like to knit when you’re treating yourself?

3 thoughts on “Alone

  1. Edna

    That sounds terrific–enjoy watching your favorite show, drinking coffee and knitting! Looking forward to seeing the finished hat.

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  2. Sue H-m

    Yes! Pictures of the hat, please!
    So glad you’re enjoying the fancy yarn!!! I’m letting myself buy the better yarns now that I feel I can do them justice, and it feels great!

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  3. knittingissofun

    Alone time is very necessary but please also suck out every second of the time you have with your little ones. I guarantee in 20 years you will wish for these days back. Burn every precious moment into your memory. I still remember wishing I could stop time when my oldest was 12 and my youngest was 3.

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