I learned a lot from my first hat. Here’s my second completed hat.

Preston: Wow! That’s awesome. You could sell that for, like $18.50.
Me: Hmmm, that comes out to about…a dollar an hour. Maybe I’ll keep it.

While Preston’s mom was here visiting, she bought me the pattern and supplies to try my first pair of socks. This was my whole goal in learning to knit, so I’m a little worried that if I master the socks I’ll lose interest in the whole thing. But I hope that I keep making socks. The pattern is for “toe up” socks, so you start at the toe instead of at the top. This way you can try them on as you go to make sure they fit exactly right.