great accumulation of cheerful recollections,
affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
- Charles Dickens
My, oh, my. What a beautiful hat. Let's all pause and reflect on it's beauty. Those cables. The softness. The warmth. (Trust me on these last two.) The best kind of friends - those who go to Alaska and bring you quiviut from the Oomingmak Musk-Ox Producers Cooperative. We are full of Christmas cheer over here. (The fact that this was a birthday present and that I made the hat a month ago are just red herrings. Christmas cheer. That's the ticket.)
Are you distracted enough by it's beauty to note that I haven't yet sewn the buttons on my mom's cardigan?