While I was in Utah doing this:
Zach was in Seattle doing this:
He had finished the earflaps before I left. The morning of my trip, I gave him a quick lesson in picking up stitches and crochet cast-on, since long-tail cast-on would not work for the pattern. Four days later, here's the result. I'm speechless. I suspect that was his motivation. Now we just have to figure out how to do the crochet edging.
My trip was lots of fun. We didn't really ski that much, just one morning, but the whole time we had a blast. My friend and I pretty much talked nonstop for the whole four days. Reminiscing about the past, catching up on the present. Looked over the old yearbooks and laughed at the teachers' outfits and hairstyles from the 70's. We watched UConn blast my current home team, then cheered on as George Mason --- from our original hometown --- bested UConn. Her friend, a realtor, showed us a couple multimillion dollar vacation homes on the market. Some folks just live a little more splendiferously than the rest of us.
Husband and son managed fine at home without me. While no laundry was attempted, the kitchen was spotless. And yes, they did cook. Zach made French Toast one night, the other nights I believe the menu was spaghetti. Tonight I'll make Kabuli Chicken Curry --- will be a welcome change for them from Classico Tomato & Basil sauce.