The other day Stephen suggested that he needed an eye-shade to block out the nasty sunshine during his attempted afternoon naps in his office. Of course I have a pattern for an eye-shade, in Rachael Matthews' fun and funky Knitorama! Quick to knit, even with knitting DK cotton on 3.25 mm needles! My first picot hem, too!
It's a bit big for Elaine, but I think it'll work fine for any professorial napping. I could attach elastic around the head, for those naps on airplanes or other places where you can't just lie back and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.