I took this the other morning.
Although I must say when I hear the phrase ‘The Last Rose of Summer,’ I don’t think of plaintive Irish music, I think of my father and dirty diapers. Whenever the baby (any baby) was especially fragrant, he’d take a deep whiff and say “Ah, it smells like the Last Rose of Summer in here.” Not terribly poetic, but there you are. Speaking of babies, check out this one!
This is an older pattern of mine that badly needed new pictures. Sunday was gorgeous and mild, and my little neighbor was even wearing the perfect color coat. This is the Hugs and Kisses Hat. I’m going to get a boy photo in another color before I put it up on Ravelry and the Yarnery shop. For some reason, many knitters won’t look at a hat on a girl and say, “Oh, won’t that be cute in blue on little Adam/Noah/Carlos. ” Nope, they sigh , flip the page, and say that all the cute stuff is for girls. I designed this to be subtle hugs and kisses, that you could sneak onto any kid, especially a boy kid, and no one would be the wiser. This could start me off on a rant about how women can wear men’s clothing and it’s fine, but if a man wears a shirt or sweater that belongs to a woman he is a cross dresser. That’s a conversation for another time however.