Knitting an heirloom
And there was Denny. I was hemming and hawing about the project and she lay into me (in a good way) on the significance of knitting an afghan. "It's an heirloom," she explained. "It'll be with you forever. You'll make love on it, have babies on it. This blanket will keep your children warm."
What a romantic vision! I was totally into it. And it didn't take me long to realize that the scratchy blue lopi paired with autumn-coloured slub were not the right materials for the project. (They would become a wavy scarf knit length-wise.) I then laid my eyes on the romantic yarn for the romantic project - this luxurious white wool rather appropriately called Le Bouffant. How soft! How nice-smelling! How perfect.