I have discovered that if I'm knitting on my lunch period, the lamp on my desk is a good substitute for a hat model. Necessity is the mother of invention -- so true! But even though I took a photo, I can't post it because for some odd reason my phone is not communicating with my email, and the picture is a gazillion megabytes large!
Where is the eight year old when you need one?
Our church guild is making a quilt with a car theme for our retiring pastor. He's a car guy, and my mind just went to checkered flags and applique right off the bat. I got the center medallion made, and the other ladies made a BUNCH of black and white checkerboard pieces to go around it.
I'm a big fan of triangle paper of many types. The ones from Miss Rosie's are made to work with layer cakes (hence the name) so I bought a couple of packs to use in a project that is fermenting in the right side of my head.