Oh, don't mind me.
I'm just rolling around on the floor, trying to find good light in my house. Really - it is bad news to live on the first floor.
But on to the hat!
About two weeks ago I looked through my knitting magazine collection, which is not much to brag about - 12 magazines total. And I pulled out patterns that I actually thought I would knit, then I further narrowed it down into patterns that I had yarn for in my stash. This won - "#07 Trapper Hat" from Vogue Knitting Winter 2005/2006.
And guess what? I didn't actually have the yarn for it.
Once I had completed the back flap in that yellow color, I realized there was no way I was going to get through the entire hat with it, so I pulled out some orange yarn. The orange yarn - ahem - was not enough. Luckily this thing is knit on size 13 needles - I ripped it and used white. Even then, I took out an entire repeat of the cable pattern and started decreasing about 10 rows early.
Folks - using up yarn is hard.
Of course, the minute I lay on the floor, Sir Thomas More has to come over and check things out. Good thing he's so cute.