Nina was right. The needle broke in my bag. I don't know how it happened, just that when I pulled the work out of my bag, it was broken. Lantern Moon needles aren't cheap. Now it's going to take even longer to finish Aunt Chris's pillow. Hopefully, I'll finish before her birthday.
I just finished a hat that is destined for a new friend. I needed a short-term project and Chris liked the yarn, so much so, in fact, that he was trying to steal it. Perfect. I have a hard time knitting something without an intended recipient, and since I am still waiting for the yarn that my sister is sending, I can't work on Dan's mittens. I was working on the pillow, and bit by bit on the baby blanket, but the needles are too long to carry around. So a portable hat project was just the ticket. I'll show you a picture of the hat after I make and attach the pompon. I used OnLine Linie Montana, which looks a little too orange in the picture. It is actually brown and blue, with bits of green. It's nice, but the wool content hurts my fingers a little. I'm a bit allergic and anything with pure wool can start to feel like I'm knitting with glass-encrusted yarn. It's worth it to have a quick project that someone will (hopefully) appreciate.
Thanks to Dan for the pictures.