Hat #1 is ready to go. I'm halfway through the matching scarf. It's one of the nicest scarves I've made. It's going to be phenomenally warm. I'm using Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick in a double rib pattern (k2, p2). It's ridiculously thick and soft. I should have used bigger needles and more narrow scarf to actually make this go "Quick." It's going to take 2 skeins to make it long enough. Oh well.
Speaking of needles, bamboo is my preference. I use circular for the hat. I like the feel of the wood, and I don't like the scraping, hollow sound of large metal needles. Small metal needles make a much nicer "tink" kind of sound. Unfortunately, my dog thinks the bamboo needles are sticks, and he luuuvs to eat sticks. He also thinks it's the most fun ever to watch a ball of yarn unroll. He's so helpful!
I've knit so much in the last few days that my fingers are locking up again. That hasn't happened since I had Lyme disease, so I'm taking a little break today. I'll pick it up once football starts. Football is for me what 24 is for Felicia.
(also posted at warmheadswarmhearts.com)