I've also managed to finish knitting my husband's birthday present: another slouchie beanie! I used a slip-stitch pattern for the first time. It was really easy and fun to do. The pattern I used for it creates alternating right and left diagonal lines all the way up the hat. I'm still debating whether or not to write up a pattern for this but in the mean time, I will enjoy wearing this around the house and at work until I give it to my hubby in Japan.