Duty called - I started the black alpaca hat. Perhaps it could have been delayed if Peter wasn't scheduled to come up for some skiing next weekend. Deadlines do have a way of making me snap to attention.
But it is after all,just a hat. And once I realized these old eyes of mine could no longer knit fine black alpaca after sun-down, the hat became a kitchen hat. 'Kitchen knitting' stays in clear site on the counter, where I can knit a round or two between baking or cooking. The knitting seems to knit itself!! And now, ready for the crown decreases, the hat looks like
Of course, working on the hat didn't stop the Vienna sweater dreaming. The decision has been made. Reversed actually. I have gone back to my first choice - Shalom. Once I saw this modified version and this one referenced on ravelry, it was no-brainer.
This weekend's ski crowd kept me from starting sooner, but last night, while the rest of the world watched the Super Bowl, at the Harris house, there was Super Knitting. Much more fun.