I even got a another candy corn knit—so now there are 4!--only 12 more to be knit, and then all of them to be sewn on.
And I have started again with the Leaf Me Alone Hat--Version 3!
I might end up with 2 versions(with 2 sets of instructions)
Last night there were 8 of us--including Manny. And Manny got his first real lesson knitting. Manny—a former para-trooper—has been kibitzing with us for a few weeks, and SAYING: Gee that looks interesting, Gee, I wish I could do that.
So last night, I brought along a partial ball of Wool (Paton's classic wool) and a pair of size 8's—and taught him the knit cast on, and had him knitting. He clearly like knitting, but is also clearly intimidated by the feminine and grand motherly rep of knitting.
On the other hand, he blushed more than once listening to the conversation—20 + years in the army didn't give him a lot of opportunities to be in women centered discussions. Nothing riské really, but a wide range of topics, (including breast feeding and the taste of human (vs cows) milk—though none of us are currently lactating).
Kimberley (everyones favorite model (see her here, or here) kindly modeled Version 2 of the Leaf me Alone. I handed it to her, and she immediately popped in on her head cross wise (what I think of as front and back over each ear!)--it looked good that way too..(drat! I didn't get a photo of her wearing it that way!)
So this AM I started with the documenting (Typing Vs scribbled notes) –Version 3!