Ezra got his hat - just like Harper's, complete with a pom pom on top. I think Ezra pulls off the slouchy hat with pom pom quite well. That Ezra has a way. It's fun to make things for him.
So the hat knitting is coming along smoothly. A few more have been cast on and promptly cast off, but they best be kept top secret what with these holidays coming and all.
Now, ripping out five skeins worth of your own knitting is best done with a deep breath, not a lot of eye contact with the yarn, and a distraction of one kind or another. A movie, a book, a cute baby. If you're so inclined, I'd also suggest a martini. It does help.
And with that freshly frogged sweater, and now a great big pile of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter to use, I cast right on for another. This time, to Lady Marple, which I'm enjoying so much. Some of the ballet girls - a little curious but also little concerned about 'how long it takes' to knit something - asked me when I thought I might be done with this sweater. Wanting to encourage the knitting (because the knitting is good, yes?), "before Nutcracker season is over" slipped out of my mouth. And so there it is. I said it outloud, and made myself a little challenge. A bit of sweater knitting - for me - this holiday season. A perfect indulgence.