And upon looking through my knitting basket for inspiration I spied a bit of Manos I had left over from a hat I made myself a couple years ago.
And it was just the right amount to make my new niece a hat. This is another version of the Hospital Hat. And even though it is 100% wool (Wool Classico) it isn't scratchy in the least.
I am off to finish the rest of the half-done items in my basket. Is it bad luck to leave strings hanging into the new year? If so I had better get cranking. I've a scarf, socks, mittens, hat, another pair of socks, two oven mitts, and a toy lion in the works. Looks like I have a really good year-end, round-up-the-knitting post coming!