It's finally finished after about 3 weeks. It's similar to the toddler version, except that I cast on 12 extra stitches and moved down a needle size to US5 so the hat wouldn't be too large for mom. And I think I knit 7 rounds of * P6, K6 * before the pattern and 7 rounds of * K6, P6 * after the pattern. And since I had cast on 108 sts, I started the decrease with K16, K2Tog. Gosh, this hat looks so much like the one I made M last month (same yarn, same color, same pattern), it is going to be amusing to see both of them wearing their hats at the same time. :-)
Maj sent me email to let me know she finished knitting my Persephone Scarf. This is the first person that I know of who has knit this scarf. Check out her blog for photos. I was blown away at how beautifully her scarf turned out, and how well she photographed it. Her pics look so much better than mine. I need her to come over to my house to take pics of my knitting!!! Norway isn't so far away, right? I mean, we're on the same planet, lol.
Seriously, I need to learn how to take better pictures of my knitting. And also figure out how to take pics of larger items like scarves ... so that I can stand back far enough to take a picture of the whole thing, yet still get the scarf to show up in most of the space in the picture (rather than having a tiny sliver of a scarf and tons of extra space around it). Any tips?
Here's something I was fiddling around with. I think it looks nice, but this cloth is way too large for practical use. It can be made a little narrower, however it would still be big.
Still sick, but it's getting better. I have traded sore throat pain for sinus congestion, a refreshing although differently annoying change. At least it's easier to read/sing to M without the sore throat. My nose has a love & hate relationship with tissue. Love and hate what a beautiful combination, sending shivers up and down my spine. I'm hoping to get back to 100% by Friday for our little 1-night getaway to Healdsburg, CA.