Also since my family is originally from Kentucky, we have a generations-love for the Kentucky Derby. Someone in the family usually hosts a Derby Party and the appropriate Kentucky refreshments are served. Betting happens and awards are given for the best hat.
Being in Colorado, the weather is always a bet. The first Saturday in May can be warm and spring-like or it can be cold and snowy.
So I thought that this hat might be a good, location-appropriate solution for the Derby Party.... and as an added benefit, I've been wanting to try colorwork for a while.
I took the hat on my trip to Mexico. I spent a lot of time working on it while in transit and a little bit in the mornings before the others woke up and my mind was fresh.
I am enjoying this colorwork. It's just like putting together a puzzle... and the yarn is lovely... Silk and Cashmere coupled with Merino Wool. I very much may be of the opinion that all yarn should have Cashmere in it. ;-)
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!