Okay,I did this shot just for fun,and the hat...well,it's for fun,too! it's my own design,made to go with the little pinafore dress I just made... I need to tweak a few things,before I print the pattern.A reverse stockinette,this was done flat,only because I didn't have the circulars I needed. I want to do it in the round,and maybe change the earflaps a little. All in all,I like it and it matches the dress perfectly...now I need to purchase those rolled cuff jeans! I used Berroco ultra alpaca... in a shade called couscous... should be soft and warm. last week I received a beautiful gift from Claudia a beautiful enameled ring box with the most beautiful pewter bottom perfect for any tiny treasure...thank you! and the swap gift is knit...and will soon be sent. my sweater is blocking,and I promise there is more progress on this... I just have to work in all the gifts,too...how are you doing on yours?