It's an Alley Cat hat.
Its ears are crooked & one is a row taller than the other but I'm beyond caring about this project. And being a rough alley cat hat suits. It's got character. It's recipient is Alli, who we all call Alli Cat. At the great age of two, Miss Alli Cat is a wild woman and will most likely not notice the crooked ears.
In a moment of Christmas knitting panic and still floating on waves of relief from finishing the cat hat, I couldn't decide what to knit next. I picked up the gray & white surprise that I'd been saving for travel knitting.
After a day spent watching bad Christmas movies on Netflix while, it's no longer a surprise. Or travel knitting. Its pretty obviously a spiral blanket. A spiral blanket that has reached the pain in the arse stage. It's now on three lengths of connected cable which refuse to lay in a circle. The cables are determined to twist in weird places and won't allow the stitches to easily slide around & around. And, since adding the third cable, one needle tip keeps coming unscrewed from the cable. I would like to make the blanket much wider but my patience level is wearing thin.
By the way, if you are looking for a new bad Christmas movie to watch.... I loved Danger in the Manger. It was stupid & had a lot of potty humor, but it also made me laugh. It was the perfect movie for my post cat hat knitting mentality. Besides, it's got a few of my favorite features. Funny trials & tribulations along the journey, the underdog wins without actually winning, and funny little kids speaking in British accents. What's not to love about that?