I am on deadline. No time to be wordy. I knitted my fingers off and by late Friday -
I had knitted enough to reach Grace's head.
I knitted more Saturday, no reading the newspaper, no slacking off by reading knitting blogs, or silly things like housework--although I did stop to watch Alex's football game, but only because it was too dark to knit -- and by Sunday afternoon (after waking up at 5:30 to knit but taking a church break)
I had gotten this far --
enough to almost reach the top of Alex's head.
That is the end of skein 4.
I think I will need one more skein of knitting. We'll see.
I also finished the Gracie hat - without the roses.
Deep breath, and back to knitting.
It looks nice up close. I have learned that if I stop being lazy and count the number of stitches at the end of each pattern row I can avoid a tremendous amount of headache and frustration. It's amazing what you learn after making the same mistake over and over.