First of all, thanks for saying nice stuff about the hat! Jill, I sort of made it up as I went along so no pattern as such. However any basic beanie pattern will do, knitted in the wool they say - I used a chunky wool. There are loads of free beanie patterns on the 'net just google beanie hat in the type of wool you want to use. Then I knitted the trim separately and sewed it on because I thought I'd never get the two tensions to match and it also makes the trim sturdier.
I found this blue yarn - just two balls - in my craft room. Enough for a twisted cowl neck wrap.
My winter coat has no collar on it, just a round neck and I have been amazed by the different ways I can accessorize it to look completely different each day.
I found this quote today - sadly just linked as "anonymous" if you know the author I'd love to know. Anyhows, it said, "Busy hands are never in want" . I find this so comforting, which is strange I know. Keeping my hands busy tends to keep my mind happy and saves me money.
Happy Thursday :)
Scales showed some more weight loss today - am doing the happy dance!
PS Am thinking of going back to a quote for the day - I like this one... a quiet life and busy hands - sounds good to me :)