Our collective predilection for immediate gratification has turned “wait” into a four-letter word. Chicago-based Queen of Cashmere, however, rewards those willing to cool their heels for six to eight weeks with a heritage-knit sweater anointed by a custom intarsia monogram. Creative types uninterested in wearing their own initials can dream up a unique design (within the bounds of good taste, of course) and owner Caron Slimak will rule over the production, be it a family crest, logo or sweet little bumble bee. The styles are classic — turtlenecks, crews, polos, shrugs, V-necks, cardigans and the like — but the 42 available colors mean the end result will be anything but common. From $595, at Cabana, 4711 W. Lovers Lane, 214.674.9928; queenofcashmere.com.