I've been doing some knitting the past few weeks. Working on this sweater (and making good progress). I also knit up three little baby hats for some new babies. And I used this opportunity to try a few new variations on the basic, solid-color hat that I usually knit. First, I knit the little boy hat for my neighbor's new son named Constantine (yup, Greek). This time I knit a navy blue stripe in it, although in retrospect, I think it should have gone a bit higher on the hat.
(Yes, those hats are sitting on a Notre Dame blanket--I keep it in my office because the AC is so darn cold. And yes, though I'm not a yahoo, I am a Domer.)
Then I knit two smaller hats for a friend who just adopted two newborn twins (domestically). For them, I added two little pink flowers using this pattern. I also experimented with the decrease, using Yarn Harlot's suggestion of decreasing every 8, 7, 6, etc, until you K2tog. I like how it makes a spiral (unlike my mom's pattern that says decrease every 8, knit a row, then every 7, knit a row, etc.) It's not a great photo, but you can see the spiral. It also makes for a less cone-head type hat.
While knitting I've caught several good movies IFC. I love IFC. I can recommend: Tao of Steve, a romantic comedy, and Igby Goes Down, a coming of age film. Both are funny, and quirky, and either heartwarming or moving at the same time.