I finally completed my second hat in 2011. I'm taking this pretty slow, doing a hat a month. I actually don't even know why I chose to do it, because I don't know 11 people to make hats for AND I don't need 11 for myself.
After I switched to US7 circulars, it went really quickly. I repeated the body of the pattern 6 times and finished. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it already and I'm very happy with it!
I also have casted on my felted chalk bag for the THIRD time. The first time I was using homespun yarn that has weight variations that would affect it's ability to hold chalk after being felted. The second time I was using Lion Brand Landscapes which is only 55 yards a skein. That in itself isn't a problem, but I only had one skein and it's impossibly hard to find anymore. Now I'm using Patons Classic Wool Merino in HARRY POTTER COLORS. Well right now it is Gryffindor colors but I'm adding a nice muted aqua-y blue soon.
Also. I am moving on Saturday into the little blue house! Yay! And in 2 weeks I'll have monster kitties back! Woop.