12/23: finished! used kitchener bind off so hopefully that will be stretchy enough for her. another double knitting tip (hopefully will blog details of this soon): i cast on normally with a long-tail cast on because i dont like how fiddly double knitting is with provisional cast ons. then at the end i rip out the cast on row, put the sts back on a needle, and kitchener them as well.
12/15: MIL wants a headband/earwarmer thing… “light aqua” (her words.. i did my best)… for skiing this winter. hoping to have it done by xmas. going to be double knit using parts of a chart from a vogue knitting pattern