I have finished yet another hat. I don't have the picture at the moment, but I will post it soon. I used the Star-crossed Slouchy Beret pattern I found for free on Ravelry. It was super easy and took less than a skein of Malabrigo. Speaking of which.... I think the color I used is one of the prettiest colors I've ever seen them produce. It is called Bobby Blue (I think). A fun, bright blue that a friend of mine called "Sassy." Until I can get a picture, you'll just have to take my word for it.
I'm also working away on blanket squares for the Knit Knack exchange. I've made several but haven't sent them off yet. I'm looking forward to getting all of my squares and finishing this exchange. In a way it will be nice to have something that so many Knit Knackers have worked on, but I don't think I will commit myself to something on this scale ever again. I feel so guilty for not working on the squares, but with the weather turning colder, its hard NOT to make warm things for myself. (Hence the second hat in as many months.) I've finish my Christmas knitting and with the one hat off the needles, I would like to dedicate my knitting time for the forseable future to those blasted squares. But who am I kidding, really? There are too many pretty patterns out there and so many gorgeous yarns that I know I won't be able to pass them all up.
Before I leave, I want to give a shout out to one of buddies, CB. "I love you man!" (In a totally "the sister I never had/separated at birth" sorta way.)