You are the nicest people I know and we are all over the map! I so appreciate all of your kind comments. MamaBear you are so right. It is even more hard for me because she was with us so I keep going down the hall to check on her. My parents both lived into their nineties and traveled all over the world many times during a very good 65 yr. old marriage; had numerous friends all over the world and in NC and never just sat at home. Even so, I miss her very much.
I used Lamb's Pride wool/mohair (Pistacio)for the hat and capelet(stash from one for future DIL) and Treking for the socks. Sorry I cannot remember the colorway of the Treking. I'll find out for you. I usually like to match the socks but my LYS ladies told me it would be so hard and they are handmade so what the heck. I agreed.
Thanks again for all the kindness.
Susan the Sop 1 in NC