A hat for a friend.
I was given this wool by an elderly neighbour who is having a hard time at the moment as her husband has developed a brain tumour. She is disabled so life is not easy for either of them. She's been clearing out her loft as they'll have to move away and find themselves a little bungalow nearer to their family. She fell in love with my crochet hats which I showed her but when I started to knit up the wool she gave me she asked if I would make her a knitted hat for winter. I had to wait to deliver the finished result as her husband was taken ill again but when he had improved I dropped the hat off - using the stick-it-in-a-carrier-bag-and-tie-it-to-t
When she collected it from the gate she was thrilled! Apart from the fact that she picked out the wool herself - so the colour suits her - I knit an adapted pattern which makes for a much longer hat so that when you turn up the brim it is incredibly warm around your ears because the brim has extra thickness! In spite of loving summer she is waiting for the cold weather to return so that she can get to wear it!