Another good motivation for knitting is a knitting friend. I seem to be going through a phase of 'everything that Morag knits, I want to knit, too.' So I have copied her hat.
I accidentally put this green Hyrcus by Filatura di Crosa in my bag, and it has made the loveliest, lightest, warmest hat. So far I have avoided any yarn buying here, which has been nice, but a reflection on how much stash I snuck into my bag for the journey over.