As I was leaving for Chicago this past week, I discovered that I didn't have a weather appropriate hat to wear in the very snowy Windy City. In a pinch, I brainstormed what to do, and grabbing some wool and cashmere yarn that I received from my parents for Christmas, I whipped up a quick ear warmer while I was on the plane. Obviously, it was completed quickly, but it definitely served its purpose well. I crocheted it in the "knit stitch" so as to have a thicker finished product, and I am so glad I did. I even got some compliments on it--that to me is the best reward.
Hope you're staying warm, wherever you are!