And, since I know that knitters want to see everything close up:
As you can see I made a very simple hat, that's how he wanted it. The "scarf" is k1,p1 rib, with a tubular cast-on and cast-off. First time I did the tubular cast-off and I think I have it down. Yay.
He loves the hat but couldn't get fast enough out of the scarf-thingie (does anyone know how it's called?), apparently it itches like hell. It is alpaca - how can it itch???
My throat itches, too. And I hurt all over. Blech, I think I kind of opened Pandora's box last Saturday when I proclaimed that so far I hadn't gotten ill this winter...