Dec 4 – My new sock monkey hat, made by me.  I was originally trying for a smaller size as a gift hat, but my math was off on the yarn and it came out Laurie-sized.  I get a lot of compliments on this hat.  One lady in Traverse the other evening told me I had made her day with that hat.  That’s the kind of thing a knitter likes to hear.   Fortunately, while in Traverse I was able to acquire more of the same yarn, so the smaller hat is a go.