I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I am such a beginner that I still get a kick out of using circular/double pointed needles and knitting in the round. I used Patons Classic Wool in Dark Grey mix, and added two randomly placed stripes in contrasting colors from my personal yarn stash, as directed in the Vickie Howell pattern (click here). One stripe symbolizes me, the knitter, and the other the hat's recipient, to remind him that he is not alone. I like that.
This is my donation to the Warming Families project (click here), whose goal is to collect 25,000 hand knit caps for the homeless, mentioned in an earlier blog post. I am going to drop it off at the Kate Jacobs book signing in Decatur this evening. She is one of my favorite authors and I am extremely excited about meeting her. I had resigned myself to not going, as I usually teach straight through from 1 until 9:30PM on Wednesdays, and it seemed too complicated to try to reschedule such a large number of students. But then I had one family cancel due to a conflict and another person call in sick, and I was able to shuffle all but two of those remaining. So I am giving my last two students of the day a rain check, and will head over to Decatur as soon as I finish up this afternoon. I can hardly wait to get my very own, personally autographed copy of Kate's newest release, Knit the Season (click here), which came out just yesterday. Check in later for a full report!