I was cold one evening in January and I also wanted to use up some yarn I had sitting around - so I cast on and just started knitting - Two strands of Patons wool held together on size 11 needles allows you to see progress very quickly and even though it's not the most beautiful or refined thing, it is nice and warm and used up 6 balls of stash yarn which makes me warm and happy inside. I really like this color and I had initially bought the yarn to make the Paton's Must-Have-Cardigan which is a very beautiful cabled thing. But because I am me, I must have my cardigan very quickly or I will never have it finished, hence the double strand, big-ole coat that was much more brainless and quick. I like how the body turned out, but some random cabling I threw in on the arms didn't turn out so well and just adds bulk. I will not rip it out though - it's warm and functional, so it is done. I'm headed out to get some cheap buttons this afternoon.