It's been somewhat slow knitting wise in the past few weeks, but I got inspired to grab the needles again for a specific purpose. I wanted to knit a hat as a gift for a friend, and Windschief by Stephen West was a pattern I'd had in my mind for a while. It was a very fast knit, perfect for the purpose, since I wouldn't have had the mental effort for anything complex. Unfortunately, I think it turned out a bit too small, although the recipient seemed to think it was just perfect, so I suppose that's all that matters. I used some of the gray Berroco Ultra Alpaca (my favorite yarn for hats) that I bought on my Canada trip.