everyone in my family understood this was not the year they would be receiving hand knits. not a one. you see, one of the “perks” for contributing to our crowd funding campaign was a hand knit hat and it took every moment of winter knitting to make and send over 30. my family cheered me on, all except my littlest. he wanted new mittens, a new hat, a new hand knit anything for himself.
i put him off for all of these winter months and finally, when spring showed herself and really i had no more time for knitting, i cast on pilly’s striped hat.