* that was the only “s” word (for “finished”) that thesaurus.com threw out to keep the alliteration going!
I ended up increasing to 96 st and did about an inch of 2×2 rib at the end. I knit one round, then cast off purlwise for a nice edge. I will have to get the big fella to take a photo so you can see the proper draping of the poofy back of the head part.
There’s a couple more photos on Flickr and also on my Ravelry project page. I will make more of these. The Malabrigo was a good choice – so nice and soft and just the right amount of softness for the design.
Yesterday I made ham and Dauphinoise Potatoes (another hit!) and I had baked a sour cream chocolate cake (and this time found a better ganache recipe here than the one I used last time). I also made some roasted carrots that the big fella likes.
I have knit one arm warmer (just have the thumb to do) and will start on the second. That Cashmere Island is such a nice yarn. Great colours and pretty soft. I know my sister’s wrist warmers really softened up after a little bath.
Tomorrow night the big fella and I are going with another couple to another ball. This one is a police and firefighter’s ball, informally known as the “guns ‘n hoses” ball. Heh.