While not knitting the un-birthday socks, I managed another beanie in the standard Time Thief Watch Cap pattern, omitting the turn up and knitting a 2" double rib band instead.
The yarn is pure wool mystery yarn bought at Vinnies. Harsh in the hand; it washed up nicely.
The beanie enjoyed the Penfolds Grange 2004 vintage at the Dan Murphy's wine tasting last Saturday (more on The Old Flame's blog). Apparently it's not too discriminating, though, and polished off a bottle of Cabernet Merlot later in the evening.