I talked to my co-hort in Texas who told me it was super cold there due to the polar vortex. We were trying to arrange a field trip together.
I decided to knit another Turn a Square hat, this time made with my alpaca handspun yarn which I had to hold doubled to get the right gauge.
I originally spun this yarn to make the Hemlock Ring shawl and had some left over yarn. I used up all of the dark brown and had just this much left of the tan.
I think it turned out great and I will be putting it in the mail although it has warmed up a bit. I guess he can wear it on his next winter trip to Chicago.
I am still sticking to my resolution for not knitting anything new for myself and using up the stash.