Not being a perfectionist has its advantages. I don't get fussed if some holiday gifts are delivered late, as long as the promises of the gift arrive on time, and the recipients are OK with it.
Here's the last hat from the to-finish list. I cast on thinking it'd be a plain beanie for bro-in-law. But he likes a little something extra. Like a point. In the past, my knits for him included (circa 2006) one-of-a-kind hats like this one, and in 2008, the LaMar scarf. The design has a life of its own: it gets downloaded literally every day, still. There seems to be a lively german following for it. (Love! this!)This new hat's warm and bulky, with a vintage button. I think its an upholstery button, yanked off a sofa way back when, in my button tin via a tag sale button jar find. The hat itself has a ribbed cuff in some leftover Alfa Maskin Vaskbar, a Norwegian wool/mohair bulky yarn last seen here and the red is Mission Falls wool, held double.
I prefer to show hats on a human head, and I even got Dave to plop this on his as he shoveled out the night's snowfall, but it seemed wrong to push my luck and ask him to stop and pose, just days after the last post. I may not be a perfectionist, but at least I'm nice. Sometimes.