For those who were curious about the hat pattern. It was based upon Coronet from Knitty. I used a tighter cable so the hat would match a sweater I recently finished. See my blog archives, or gallery. You won't find the pattern for the sweater, since I designed it using the Top Down Aran method described by Beth Brown-Reinsel. ( Interweave Knits, Fall 1997 ) and I take crummy notes.
Thanks for the kind words. By the way, Jo Sharp Silkroad is delicious to work with, and feels nice directly on your skin.