So on to today's true object. D's grandmother was a very classy proper lady. She was always well put together and dignified. She was of course active in her Red Hat Society. When I found out she was wearing plastic red hats because her head was petite, I set out to change that in the winter time at least.
That was the first time I thought my knitting may not be as wonderful of a gift idea as I thought it was. Now I have now way of knowing if that was true or not. It could have been that she was a bit tired that day or that someone said something off color and she was reacting to that when the photo was taken. I don't know and I was never going to ask.
I started to be a bit more selective and knit for others only at their request. I want my knitting to be special for both of us. And I want to know it is something they would like.
When Grandma passed away last year the family choose to display my hat with other mementos. I remember giving it a little pat as I walked by. D's very thoughtful aunt posed the question would I like the hat back? A few months later the hat made its way back to our house, complete with a couple of her red hat pins. Since one of those pins was an angel we choose to use the hat as our Christmas tree topper. Yes we know we are odd but it works for us.
Now it is back with the rest of my wool enjoying its retirement. Till I need it, I am so going to be a Red Hat Lady if I make it that long!