One of my back-burner patterns is a kitty hat, something a little more complicated than the usual “knit a rectangle and sew it up the back” styles. After fine-tuning my prototype to my maniacally high standards, I’ve been wearing it around to see if anyone bites. I’m all about feedback: I know I’m onto something good when obvious non-knitters are drawn to whatever I’m working on. The best is when people come up and ask about the finished stuff I’m wearing.
So far this one’s a winner! Both times I’ve worn the kitty hat, someone’s asked me about it or complimented it. And — bonus! — nobody’s asked if I made it myself, which means it looks pretty finished by non-knitter standards. Should be fun!