This project is the end result of a class I took recently at The Yarn Connection. I took it mainly because I wanted to learn how to do cables. I discovered that they are much easier than they look! I was very pleasantly surprised to say the least. :-D I also learned how to do a seed stitch. I had heard the term many times but didn't really know what it was. This is a Christmas present for a much loved family member so I won't say who just in case she is reading my blog. The yarn is Baby Alpaca Grande and is so warm, soft, and smooshy. It's the kind of yarn that you just want to smoosh between your fingers and to pet. I managed to get Em to model for me. She has kind of a goofy smirk on her face because what you can't see is her sister is behind me taunting her and daring her not to smile. LOL I plan on making a few more of these for Christmas gifts. They go perfectly with the ribbed headband I posted a while back.