I finally finished the Sunflower Tam from Knitting Nature.
Verdict: I look like a COMPLETE DORK in it.
Therefore, it will either be going to a zen-full classmate that I really respect and admire from my Tuesday night class (and who happens to look gorgeous in berets and tams) or off to Afghanistan, Russia, or some other cold place that needs warm hats.
Here's a pic of it in progress during yesterday's rainy afternoon:
And here it is all finished (with lots of mistakes and a complete abandonment of the pattern near the center after I tried it on and realized I looked like a total goober nut in it):
And here's a square that is 6inX6.5in for Betty's Blanket that Noolie is collecting squares for:
The woman for whom this blanket is being made is suffering from multiple myelomas and thus could use soft, 8inX8in squares of yarn (washable or not) that will be sewn into a blanket by Noolie. I will have to log cabin on some coordinating yarn to make an 8X8 square as I ran out of yarn to finish this one up. The colorway is my own; one of my original Kool-Aid dyeing experiments made most likely with black cherry and grape flavors--always winners, IMO, whether for dyeing or drinking. [Thanks goes out to Debby of She Knits by the Seashore for the heads-up on this charity knitting project!]
Now, I'm off for a four mile run, which will be followed by a in-the-shower meditation on my sanity ;-) ! And then trips to the library, Joanns, and Trader Joes (for nutritious, good eats) with my friend B.