I shall have to take SaraJ's advice and take tea and knitting - and I'll take inspiration from Wovember
To kick start my Wovembery-woolly adventures - I have just finished knitting an owly hat for Eldest's Girlfriend. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so 'wrote' this one by trial and error. I'm really pleased with it. Just above the deep rib are 9 cable owls with their small wooden button eyes.
The wool was re-purposed from a scarf I'd started and not had enough to complete. It is soft and snuggly and warm. By luck more than design the owls all fitted on the blue while the rest of the hat was in shades of russet, terracotta and magenta.
The buttons I picked up at the St Abbs Wool festival - happy memories!
I'll certainly make this again, may be even for me this time :)