...and Rachel's hat became a mommy hat! (a little self-Kinnearing...)
but at least it isn't too small! when it came off the needles I was afraid it might be a bit too snug, so I gave it a "little" blocking, using the only roundish and "appropriately sized" object I could find -- Rachel's My Little Pony Hot-air balloon. Now I know what to use for my adult hats, anyway. A quick dunking and the hat is back to size, so I will hopefully have new pattern pics today, when the little model herself returns from school. I'm going to put that balloon to work again, tho, on a hat I knit for Jim last year that came in just shy of his ears. I think it will work -- wish me luck!
For some fun and beautiful fiber pics, I did a little searching and found some absolutely gorgeous pics of Sereknity Roving spun up by some clearly talented spinners. Alyson of the YoYo knits at http://www.terribleknitknit.blogspot.com/ has done an amazing job on numerous amounts of my roving, and just bought 4 more! She sells her spun yarns at her etsy shop, so if you are coveting them, haunt her site! This is Rock Chick, spun from Pretty in Punk. And the banner of her Etsy Shop has a picture of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Also, at Revival, the fabulous Kate Gilbert picked up a bit of Escape Falkland, and the spinning job she did with it is just phenomenal! (Like we ever doubted -- sheesh!)