Another grey one here, but they say the sun will come out. The forecast Nor'Easter on Saturday wasn't nearly as bad as the dire forecasts had been, but it was still chilly (48 or so), very windy and a bit wet. Dee and I skipped the Farmers' Market (we plan to go next Saturday) and met up for coffee and knitting instead. It was just what I needed and Dee even taught me a new trick!! I was working on Colin's Crazy Hat and talking more than paying attention to my knitting. I realized I had started ribbing in the middle of a row...and I was already on plain stockinette stitch for the main part of the hat. Rather than ripping back, Dee taught me how to change the purl stitch into a knit stitch when I came to it on the next row. Very cool and an extremely handy trick for me.
Meanwhile, here is the hat as of Sunday morning. Since this picture was taken I've knit quite a bit more and I'm just about at the point to start decreasing.
I like it, but I wish the color changes were more frequent. The yarn is also not quite as thick as I thought it was, but overall, I think it will be fine for a warm, wool hat. The red part is the brim - made long enough to double, but I didn't want to make it that way permanently...he'll be able to fold it up or not as he wishes.
Other than a pleasant few hours with Dee Saturday morning, the balance of the weekend was about the normal domestic chores that somehow wait until the weekend to be done. I did get out and ordered new glasses yesterday, and I can't wait for them.
Still reading "Warlight" and enjoying it (I can put it down - don't feel compelled to read, but it is still good), and Fletch and I started reading this book after dinner. We just started last night, but are enjoying it a lot.
Wishing you all the best of weeks! This will be another crazy week at work for me.