I decided I was going to try my hand at making some stitch markers. I don't think these turned out too bad for my first attempt. I'm going to try getting some more bendable wire (the stuff I used was very rigid), and maybe try making the loop myself. I think I have found a new obsession with beads. There are so many pretty ones out there!!
I also was able to find some bamboo knitting needles in the size I need for the hats, so that made me pretty happy. I've actually gotten quite use to using the metal ones, so it feels odd knitting on bamboo again. I just switched to the bamboo ones for the hat I just started. I got hat number eight done, and I'll get a picture and specs posted a bit later. I don't think I'll get all 40 hats done, but when the idea was first brought up, I said I'd prolly be able to get 20 done, and I think I'm on target to get those done. I'm still too slow of a knitter to get a hat done a night--no way I can devote three hours a night (do I even have that long each night??) to knitting a hat.
Hopefully I can get two hats out today--we'll see how that goes. If it stays rainy all day I might be able to get it done. :-)