This is a quick baby hat (the only kind I make) for a wee one in Philly. I made it from a skein of Candy by Artful Yarns, using the pattern on the tag with some minor adjustments, as it was written to be knit on straight needles. I'm a double point girl myself; I just don't like a seam on the side. Maybe they write it that way so that new knitters won't be intimidated by the mention of double points or circulars. I hope not. The new knitters I'm meeting these days are pretty adventurous.
This was a welcome diversion from the damn left glove. I've knit about seven fingers on it now--first I had a gaping hole, then I placed my first finger off so that it didn't line up with the cables, then I realized I had dropped a stitch in the cable...it hasn't been pretty. I am struggling so hard to get it done (and done right) so that I can get on to Tahoe. I've been really good about sticking with this, all the while thinking about the sweater--now that I know the yarn I bought is greener than originally planned on--I have to come up with new edging yarn and button ideas. And it's tough to be enthused about gloves in this heat.
Okay, who's gonna start the support group for knitters who have lost the love for their current projects?