Here's another great thing about knitting: once someone's got the basic knit-and-purl down, everything else is a piece o' punkin pie. Witness Hanny, the double-point virgin, who came to visit this weekend with a deep yearning to learn the ways of the twice-pointy sticks:
God, she's cute. One Ann Budd handy pattern, one-and-a-bit balls of stashed Mission Falls 1824 Wool, and one day later, she's even cuter in her "Autumn Mix" topper. (Hubby Eddy, unwise to the ways of the knit, observed, "You're sitting there, hardly even moving, and then suddenly boom! There's a hat!") Why Autumn Mix, you might wonder? Well:
See the connection? No? Well, far be it from Hanny to keep you guessing.