Immediately after finishing Tantallon no. 1, I knew that a no. 2 would be in my future. Why? Because this is serious addiction knitting. Once those peerie bands take hold of you, you are powerless to stop. They are mind controllers!
Pattern: Tantallon by Kate Davies (Needled)
Needles: size 2.5 addi turbo
Yarn: Shetland Spindrift: Merlin, Atlantic, Madder, Highland Mist, Ecology Pebble (!?) and Daffodil, about .25 of each skein. The lining is some bits and bobs of MadTosh laceweight.
Mods: None at all...
I wanted to make this another time as well because I wasn't 100% happy with the lining I chose for my first one--a dk cotton (?). What was I even thinking, by the way? It makes the brim stick out slightly too much. This lining is much more to my liking as it allows the hat to have a nice cloche shape, which is one of my favorite hat shapes.
Sullen Teen Alert! Sullen Teen Alert!
Shetland Spindrift is quite intriguing--on the skein is basically looks like twine, but it knits up into an unbelievably soft fabric. Luckily I am amassing QUITE the collection of odd skeins of the stuff. I see some sort of wrap in my future, maybe one like this one. However before I even think of such undertakings I have many other projects to finish. Hopefully I'll finish before the release of this tastiness...