My friend Alexandra finished her very first hat this week! Doesn't she look happy? It is a Christmas (2008, but who's counting?) present for her dad.
We got together last Friday night and I helped her finish up the decreases. She ended up making the "ribs" run horizontal instead of vertical, which was what I was thinking when I was giving her instructions via text message several weeks ago. It was quite funny, because while we were finishing it, she was telling me that she would NEVER be able to design a knitting pattern on her own. But… she picked the yarn and needles, she picked the number of stitches, she picked the design… sounds like a designer to me!