On top of the nonknitting distractions, I have had a few knitting distractions. First, I needed to reknit the Dad Hat. I thought that it was huge when I made it, but I was counting on Dad's unusually large head to fill it. Silly me, I should have trusted my instincts on the hat size. Mom sent the hat back to me and (much to the delight of Scout and Cleo) I frogged the whole thing. I reknit the hat using one less pattern repeat. The hat now fits me and Peter, so I think it will fit Dad.
But wait there's more! More distractions, that is. Monkee gave me some Barbie Rose laceweight for Festivus. Thank goodness I didn't have to perform any Feats of Strength to get my present. It's very pink. I wonder how she knew that I liked pink? Naturally, I couldn't let this lovely (pink!) yarn sit around for too long. I started working on the Dayflower Daydream shawl from Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves book. Monkee's present couldn't have been better timed--I have been itching to do some lace and was thinking a circular shawl would be a good challenge. Like all lace shawls it doesn't look like anything right now.
See the dayflower?