Above is my finished Tea Scarf, already off at its new donation-tree home. This was another crocheting-while-watching-Homeland (and becoming ever more addicted to/intrigued by it! But I'm trying not to just watch all of it at once. I still have about half the season to go.) project. The pattern is one I'd definitely recommend, it makes perfect distracted-crafting, as it's all just double crochets (and double crochet v-stitches for the ruffly trim), and you get a seriously cute product. Even in yarn that's a shade of pink that should not exist, ever. I didn't take a picture of this aspect of the scarf, but if you wrap it around your neck singly, it gives a sort of Elizabethan ruffled collar effect that has me planning on making one for myself at some point.
here) for Amineko. This was for a "craft something fast" class prompt over at the Knitting and Crochet House Cup (oh yes, it's time for that again, and I couldn't be more thrilled!), so when I realized that maybe I should have put ear holes in it, I just shrugged and forged on. I'm not sure how well earholes would have worked anyway, since Ms. Neko's ears---while big enough to cause silly lumps---aren't that big, and I don't know how much/how cutely they'd have poked out of the hat. I used this excellent tutorial to make the pom-pom. I'd never made a pom-pom before!
In more House Cup related crafting, I finished a long-languishing bear ears headband, which I started just for the cute factor, but I'm surprised by how warm and functional it is. My house is super-cold, but wearing a hat all day is just depressing, so this is a good compromise. I think more headbands are definitely in my crafting-future.