I finally finished the Red & Black Scarf and Hat. I must admit that I am not so sure I really like the yarn I used for this scarf Bernat self striping yarn the Scarf was not so bad but finishing the hat well that was another thing all together. The yarn kept breaking while I was trying to stitch the hat together so I don't plan on giving this set to anyone the Hat just did not turn out the way I wanted it too. I am reading Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair , by Laurie Perry aka Crazy Aunt Purl. I am enjoying the book because I think its funny and I think you should read something strictly for entertainment purposes every now and then and not just things to make you think and soul search, I don't think there is anything wrong with soul searching like I said sometimes you just want to be entertained. The book includes 14 knitting projects and I am surprised to find that I have the yarn that Laurie Perry used in one of the projects the "knitting recipes" as she calls the patterns Giant Pom-Pom Scarf she states that you can use any worsted-weight yarn (280 yards) you want to but she used Rio De La Plata worsted hand-dyed wool in "Faded Red Brick" I have I think 4 skeins.