Well, you know what they say about what to do when life gives you a lemon... Well, then I would add: when life gives you an ear ache, knit a hat.
So that's what I've been doing, while watching world junior hockey games sitting under warm blankets drinking copious amounts of tea.
I made a hat that was gifted directly upon completion, so no picture was taken. Oops. (But it looked like this.)
I also made this hat.
I didn't follow a pattern per se, but cast on 96 stitches. Did a rib of ktb, p repeat. Switching to a larger needle after about 8 rows of the brim. decrease. done!
And hopefully my ear ache is done, too! Just in time to start the new year off healthy!