I was part of Antoinette's Pay-It-Forward swap, and she made me the most amazing hat and scarf.
Oh, look, it's my bathroom. The glamour never stops around here, I tell you.
Both the hat and scarf are marvelously lightweight, but provde enough insulation to ward off the occasional Southern chill. The hat is nicely floppy, so I don't have to worry about ruining it when I take it off and cram it into my bag as I'm running to a) something I'm late for (which happens a lot) or b) catch my kid (which happens a lot more).
Recently we have experience a cold snap here, and my husband (who normally can't be bothered to wear a coat and usually sports flip-flops in the snow) had discovered the wonderful insulating properties of scarves. Since he has none of his own, he steals mine - mostly this one, because it is soft enough and lightweight enough not to, as he puts it, "bother" him. There may or may not have been a time or two when I whined, "but it's MY scarf!" as he took it from its hook by the door yet again.
Either way, both pieces have gotten a lot of use and, I'm certain, will continue to. Thanks Antoinette!