I tried starting a hat, but lost interest after two false starts. I really should give it another go. The scarf I'm trying to match had at least four false starts and came out great. The real answer on that hat is to either crochet it or use the loom, I think. I started to work on a needle case too, but that also turned out to be beyond my vacationing brain to comprehend. I even pushed through another crochet chunky hat since my pink one jumped ship while I was in Calgary in October. That only took a few hours.
So tonight I pulled out my Mason Dixon Knitting book. I've looked at it many times and usually can't really connect with any of the ideas. But this time I saw the Log Cabin afghan (aka Joseph's Blankie of Many Colors) and I love it. I have tons of extra yarn sitting around and this is a great way to use it. Not to mention, I'm great at the unpattern knitting pattern. ;) If it doesn't require much brain cell usage, I'm game.
I'm looking forward to another year of working mostly from stash yarn. We'll see how effective I can be.