Live Dangerously, Don't Swatch hat
I cast on this hat on Christmas eve and finished it Christmas day. It's for Scott, to keep his bald noggin warm and possibly enable him to trash the now-grungy Steelers hat that my dad gave him years ago. Pattern is the Live Dangerously, Don't Swatch Hat from I'm Knitting As Fast As I Can blog. The gray yarn was purchased at Plimoth Plantation this Thanksgiving and the greenish stripes are our first (lumpy and uneven, but loved) bits of handspun, made on the drop spindles around the time when this blog was brand new. New stuff learned because of this pattern: Emily Ocker's cast-on, M1R and M1L.
Y'all won't believe what I did yesterday. I spent the evening at Mohegan Sun casino, being a high roller on the nickle machines! This is just about the last place on earth you'd expect me to spend an evening, but my Gram just loves casinos (she'd fit right in with those gambling Jamiesons), so I offered to take her to one yesterday. Mom and Bren joined in too. I won a few cents here and there, and so did everybody else, but mostly we just had a good time together. Hey, I'd do anything for/with Gram...even hang out in a casino. After I blew through my designated $20 "investment" for the evening and was waiting for Gram to get her fill, I did get a little sock knitting in. I bet not too many socks have been knit among those slots. :-)