It got five of those little brown buttons to go along with the 5 buttonholes along the end that you can't see. The recipient loved it. The yarn is a particulary soft merino given to me by Terri Minkin.
The blue hat and mittens were for a little boy named Ethan. They are all the same yarns--a wool aran weight stranded with some acrylic dk--except that the hat has some floofy yarn stranded along. I can't remember what it is. I had given him an earflap hat 2 years ago and last year his mom asked me for another one because it covered his neck well. It only took a year. I hope he managed to keep warm last winter.
The remanining knitting is OPK which falls into the category of holiday knitting. OPK stands for Other People (who don't have blog)'s Knitting.
This whale flap hat was made by Sue. Now that's good knitting. Even though I'm modeling it (because I like to try on hats), it is for Sue's sister, Laura (lousy with Lauras lately). The earflap is lined with supersoft polar fleece. Aaaaah.