Thank you so much, everyone! My granddaughter will get here red and white (I've been told it's a Where's Waldo hat but that doesn't really fit either) storybook hat today I think. I hope she likes it. It does need to be washed and dried still. If grandson doesn't like what I've started I'll frog it and make him something else. I can knit a lot or I can buy really nice yarn once or twice a year. I opt for quantity and work with the quality of yarn I can afford. I couldn't go months w/o a yarn fix! A true junkie will take whatever she/he can get I guess.
You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.