Oh look, knitting! Evidence that I'm out of my mind. Last year, DH responded to my query of whether he would like me to knit him a hat and, if so, what kind. Well, he wanted a beret for deer hunting. Fine, sounds do-able. The yarn was found that was pretty close in color but not exactly hunter orange at The Knitting Tree in Madison. Put in the stash. Moved several times during the year due to reasons you've all read about. Spied while I was reorganizing my stash in the studio.....last Sunday. (more evidence) Oh, I could double that yarn and produce DH's hat for him before deer hunting starts. (Tomorrow, it starts tomorrow.) I even swatched, which was a good thing, since my gauge didn't match that of the pattern I was using and, thus, I had to do math, twice. I know I'm math impaired after a beer and this was proof.
Nevertheless, I achieved what I hope is the right stitch count to cast on. Then, I knit a good distance and realized my make 1's were make-1-big-hole's. Researched M1's and now I think I'm getting the right result, although in bulky, it is kind of hard to tell. Frequent naps with knitting in lap occurred (why is that?) The photo is as of this morning. I'm following A Country Beret Pattern. (ravelry link) DH is going to have a nice orange beret (I hope) after or maybe during deer hunting since I'm out of my mind.
I still have to do laundry, pack clothes and hunting stuff, and make this. (ETA: Used a 3 quart pan, one pound of venison, Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, and 29 "jumbo" shells. If you use the 1.5 pounds and you'll have a nice 1 quart dish of extra shells in addition for extra company.) It is a great recipe that I've made several times (but with venison and mozzarella sprinkled on top). I (usually!) make it ahead of time, freeze it and then we can just pop it in the oven at the end of the day with a nice loaf of bread. The water is heating on the stovetop all ready for the shells. On top of all this there are contractors in the house doing stuff to the front door. Did I say I was out....?
My brother and his youngest son, H, flew in from LA yesterday morning and DH and I will be joining them at my mother's farm later today.....or at least for dinner.
I'm looking forward to decompression/sanity/quiet time in my tree tomorrow although I may wear a double layer of longies since it is going to be cold at o'dark thirty. If you're a hunter, have a safe and productive hunt. If you're not, please wish us a good hunt and me a way to find my mind.
ETA: details on the recipe.