I was taken with both how quickly it knit up (without ever getting boring) and with it's pretty square top, created by crown shaping with a SK2P, used to create a double decrease in the middle of each side of the square.
One of my oldest and dearest friends is sick. It's a bad kind of sick, but she's incredibly tough, and my money has always been on her in any kind of fight.
So I'm going to do what I always do in situations like this. I'm going to knit.
I've pulled out some very special yarn. This is handspun from Splendor, spun out of my own Blue Faced Leicester. I'm going to swatch and see if I can hit gauge for the Noro Hat. Although this yarn doesn't have Noro's pretty colored gradations, I think the handspun should show off to advantage in that pattern.