I have a lot to catch up on - first on the list should be thanking my Knitty SP4 (jpknits) for my last gift, and my Knitty SP5 (???) for her first gift. But I couldn't resist sneaking in a photo of what I've been working on most recently. I am taking a fair isle class at (where else?) Borealis Yarns. The hat pattern is modified from the Harrisville blackberry and camel pullover. The hat is a gauge and color swatch for the full pullover. (Also, less of a commitment than starting on a sweater).
I didn't want a safe, predictable color set, so I chose some strong, primary colors. I figured out as I went along which colors worked best together, in what proportions - that's why the top of the hat works better than the bottom. I was pretty much sure on the first three rows that my original plans wouldn't work, but I decided to stick with them for awhile to see what would happen.