Last month I saw a ball of acrylic yarn in the local Aldi. At the time I had nothing that I really wanted to knit, and it was a colour that appealed to me, so I bought it.
The pattern was printed inside the ball band and was simple enough to follow in my half-sleep, so I started.
Five days later the scarf was finished.
The yarn isn't as soft as I usually like, but it's nice enough, and useful in cold weather.
Speaking of cold weather, my poor husband has been suffering from chilly hands. I made him a quick and easy pair of One Cable Mitts in two days.
Husband now has cosy hands!
These two quick projects were very useful in keeping my brain and fingers working.