So, I figured out what to do about the mohair, decided how to adapt the monster hat to work with my yarn, and...
am working on the socks instead. Part of it has been because I had a bit of a setback with back/hip problem after Tuesday's physical therapy and I don't care how experienced you may be at knitting--if you're taking pain pills or muscle relaxers, stockinette is your friend. I'm happy to say that I have been yanked back into position and now just ache rather than hurt. This is progress.
Speaking of progress, want to see how the musical stockings look now that they're up and being filled?
I love how it all turned out! Well, except for the part where the cool "washable" music ribbon I found to make the stocking loops with faded almost completely when the stockings were washed. That part irritates me to no end. But the overall effect is still nice. And I have learned to not waste my money on printed ribbon ever again, so there is that.