I received a skein of "Jean Jacket" Amber Label Tanis Fiber Arts in late September as part of the Year in Colour Club 2014. It was quickly hidden and I didn't even *dare* look at it until the Thanksgiving weekend because I knew it would prove to be too great a distraction from work and studies. Good thing I waited to use this skein because the digital version of Shannon Cook's hat pattern "Schwimmen" was finally released the day before our 3hr drive up-island on that Thanksgiving weekend (for non-knitters, a long drive usually = knitting time). I had seen a sneak-preview of the collection but thought it was being released at a later date. Couldn't wait for the paperback version of this pattern so downloaded the pattern at home minutes before our long drive.
The weekend turned out to be a rainy one, so we mostly read, played games, and I knitted, of course. This hat proved to be a very quick knit and was done by Monday. It feels super light & soft. I'm usually partial to fingering-weight hats for our mild Westcoast climate, but this DK yarn/design combo is very comfortable.
|One last picture of this Thanksgiving Hat sitting atop the underside of Tippy, my Dad's row-boat.|