I had the pleasure of testing knitting another of knittinggolfer's patterns, the new Brookfield Cowl.
Since I didn't have the heavy worsted yarn she used (Miss Babs Northumbria Aran), I used the lusciously dense Malabrigo Twist in Liquid Ambar which was the closest I could get in my stash. This'll be great for fall & winter.
And I did fix Monkey2's Quinny hat using the decreases in the other free Quinn hat pattern. It doesn't have the nifty offset of the original crown decrease, but at least it'll look more pixie-like once I re-block the crown.
The hat grew when I had initially washed it, so I also had to frog back the extra inch. It's still big enough to grow with Monkey2 though.
Next up, I'm going to go back to the cosmetics world and discuss the newish alternative to tinted moisturizers, called BB creams (aka Blemish Balm creams) from Asia.