I did it! I finished caps for each of my grandchildren! From left to right, the hats are for Ella, Lily, Aidan, and Eva. I have a feeling they're going to be too small, but at least I understand the pattern so that I can quickly make caps to fit them when I'm with them this summer. The girls' hats are all the same (Crazy Easy Textured Newsboy Cap), but Aidan wanted the Frank Newsboy Cap for the Dudes and Ladies. I adapted the pattern from the original, which called for double thickness of yarn. Since Aidan wants this for the summer, I used one strand of cotton. The patterns are by Ele Schnier of Nutella Dreams Late Night Crafts. Her patterns are well written and easy to follow. If you're interested, you can find her patterns at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thnkdfrent.
I've had a few hiccups with Stella Alpina. I should never tat late at night while watching a movie and drinking wine. (Late for me is after 9 p.m.) Over the weekend, I looked and looked to try and find where I made my mistake so that I could fix it and move on. Three times I thought I found my mistake and snipped it out, only to discover another error even further back! I finally figured it all out early this morning, so now I'm ready to tat again.
Today was report card day at school, and all the children were on their way home by 9 o'clock. What will I do with all my free time? I'm sure I'll figure something out! ; )
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!