I'm back after a dropping off the grid for a breather. The combination of a nasty cold, a sick kid, a new job, and too many commitments took a bit of a bite out of me. I am now starting to dig out (if only a bit) from the mountain of things to do. Aside from the obvious tasks for this time of year like getting Ike's Halloween costume ready, I've also been finishing up some knitting projects for some swaps I had signed up for before everything got too crazy here. I decided to try a knitted hat swap, and after some searching, I ended up choosing to make a cute lace leaf pattern from Knitty. I had my neighbour model it for the photo below. There was one stitch I think might have done wrong.....so I'd like to try this one one more time. I did really like the pattern and found it pretty easy to follow, and a pretty quick knit. Much quicker than the next project I chose to make.....more about that later. This leaf hat project took exactly 1/2 ball of Patons classic wool and was a very quick project that is perfect for a gift. My neighbour has already hinted that she might like one for Christmas.