I finished the hat. It was a surprisingly quick knit, considering that US 5 is one of the smallest sets of needles I really use. (I'm not exactly your most patient knitter.)
Luckily it isn't for me, because I look so, so stupid in hats, but here it is on anyway:
Also--I visited my new LYS. It was kind of a big deal. Five skeins of Blue Sky Cotton later, I'm already trucking through a new short-sleeve sweater.