1/30/13 Okay, I promise this is the last I’ll say about these. I finished Mom’s version in time to give as a Christmas gift. They were actually done about December 22! They were just perfect knitting for where my head was in the ramp up to the holidays. I made them fraternal twins because I wasn’t sure that I could get two out of the pumpkin. I think they look fabulous.
Mom liked them and they were easy for her to get into. She was intrigued by the thumbhole; she is a long-time knitter who can appreciate my clever tricks, but would never think of them herself. She knit a hat this holiday season for the Head Start kindergarten?/pre-school? in the Bayview. The Heritage always does hats for the kids, then go out to visit to deliver them. It is always a highlight for my mom. She loves the kids and is surprised how little “kid behavior” changes over generations. There is always at least one boy who pulls the hat over his eyes to see if he can still see.