Lauren made my hat! I'm so happy that people like this pattern. (Lauren, I'm not sure what's up with the link you posted in the comment... it showed up in the source code but wasn't displayed on the page. Blogger bug, I guess.)
I made an inch or two of progress on Intolerable Cruelty at the SnB today, laughed lots, and finally met Sunflowerfairy! (Post pics of that sweater!) I also stopped at Moka afterwards (the SnB moved to a bigger location so as not to steal every chair in the café) to try their orange spice hot chocolate. It's delicious, if a little expensive.
I've been asked to design Greenery mittens to go with the hat, so I'll try to work on that sometime soon. I still need to finish my sister's Christmas present and maybe make myself a scarf. Can you believe that a knitter doesn't own any scarves? I was shocked to discover this a few days ago. So those are the high-priority projects I need to finish before I can get back to designing.