So I can now reveal the secret knit project, since it has been gifted to the happy recipient.
It's double-knitting again, since I seem to have been bitten hard by this particular technique.
Behold, the Pig Hat:
A fully reversible earflap hat. With pigs.
I designed it on the fly, since I had the wonderful idea for it way too late to actually finish it in time. By starting with the earflaps, I was able to work out what my gauge was, and then do the calculations for the body of the hat from there. The pigs are a re-work of some charts for a sock in the Socks, Socks, Socks book, altered from the 3 colors of the charts (meant for duplicate stitch) which I changed for 2 colors. The stripes are just because I like stripes, and they make it easy to count rows. I finished weaving in the last end after supper at the giftee's house, after making her hunt me up a yarn needle. (Because I'd forgotten to bring one. Preparedness is not my middle name...)
The recipient is my wonderful Wicked Good Stepmother - since she and my dad raise pigs, it seemed wildly appropriate. I told her that with one side out, it shows Yorkshire pigs, and the other side is flashing Red Durocs.
She was pretty pleased with the hat...