Earlier this year, I made a helmet liner for my cousin. After an email conversation in which I thought he was obsessing about sweet, flaky pastries, I discovered that another name for this little item is "balaclava". My cousin had a bit of leave and came to visit the family for a couple of weeks last month. I convinced him to let me share a picture of him wearing the balaclava I knitted for him last winter. Here it is. I see now that it is a bit too big in the corners, and I hope that doesn't make it too cold... better than none at all, I suppose.