But I think I now understand the urge to stuff something you've conquered and mount it on your wall. Behold, Juno Regina:
And hey, here I am wandering around the yard:
For a brief bit there, I wished for some kind of ball or gala to attend, because without one this will quickly be scrunched up and worn as a scarf. It will be a great scarf, though.
And then, before I even realized what had come over me, I cast on for a hat. A nice simple hat in worsted weight yarn.
And then, just as I had noticed what was happening, I finished it:
Et voila, a lovely and warm beret. From Knitty, the Brambles Beret in River Twist from Mountain Colors in the Whitewater River colorway. Used .77 skeins, with enough left over for some coordinating scarf or mittens. Maybe they'll appear when I come to after finishing Icarus...