I knitted a hat over the last two ish weeks! My nana taught me. I learned how to knit at Mormon Camp (long story) but didn't know how to purl. Or cast on. Or bind off. Or increase/decrease. Or uhm, anything else. So I spent some time knitting long shapeless things I called scarves and "door cozies" then stopped for years, but I've been on a "I need to learn practical skills!" binge and can only weld so much, so knitting it is!
Here's the hat (and me!) Its not exactly gorgeous but its from a 1940s pattern from my Nana's FIRST KNITTING BOOK. I'm doing one more for my girlfriend and then starting on a sweater. And yes, I made those pom poms on top, the old fashioned way with cardboard and determination.