Just after we brought Victoria home from the hospital my mother was visiting and she made the comment, 'you can put her down you know.' To which I replied, 'why?' and I have been loving ever minute I spend with her. Unfortunately, carrying her has impeded my efforts to start knitting again, at least until last night. After carefully engineering a rig of pillows and blankets, I was able to support her properly for nursing and napping, leaving both hands free for knitting. And knit I did. Mind you, it was only 6 or so rows of garter, but it was knitting! Talk about a 'look ma, no hands' moment.
I will admit, the situation was becoming desperate. I was fully prepared to go back to straight pins and stick one in my armpit if this didn't work *g*.