I'm also really pleased with the yarn and the colors I chose. Sometimes I get really doubtful ... too bulky? too drab? too incompatible? But the camel and cabernet work beautifully together.
I finished knitting the solid hat -- Cascade 220 has a weight that I really enjoy and the fabric that knits up from it is even and very warm.
And then I began adding the cabernet color and started striping. I quickly realized that I've never learned properly how to make jogless stripes. The place where I was adding the new color started looking like a real mess, and I couldn't live with it and frogged it back to the beginning.
I didn't have time to run over to my mom's so searched the Web and found a great method for knitting jogless stripes which is so incredibly simple, I don't know why I hadn't thought of doing this myself.
I'm happy to report that all is well and I'm back on track.