I made my friend, co-worker and roommate Steve a hat. It is with Jared Flood's yarn Shelter.
Knitting with shelter was not what I expected. I didn't love it. It pulls apart really easy, wasn't as soft as I thought it would be. It's like scratchy held together with air. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the scads of skeins I bought at Churchmouse this year.
I am however pleased that Steve is wearing it frequently (our lab is COLD, hence all the ugly sweater wearing). It seems to fit well and doesn't migrate off like hats that are too tight does but it doesn't fall off like hats that are too big.
I am kind of wishing I had chosen different, less neutral colors. But I'm not gonna let that bug me. This will be a utilitarian knit.