Remember that cry? Well, here we have a new twist on Mr. Wilson.
It's Norah Gaughan's Wilson hat, but I think it's dignified enough to warrant being called Mr. Wilson. It's intended recipient, my laboratory assistant, is likewise dignified. The yarn is vintage Red Heart worsted wool in Eggshell. What a wonderfully soft wool it is. I loved working with it.
Of course I had to make another gift for my graduate student. Wouldn't do to leave her out. So she's also getting a beret, this one is Brambles and is found in the Deep Fall 2010 issue of Knitty. The yarn is Brooks Farm Four-Play yarn, the skein I bought at Rhinebeck. It's heavenly soft also.
Included in the gifts will be some fancy teas and tins of Dutch butter cookies, plus bottles of Eucalan for washing and keeping moths away. My assistant told me his apartment has some problem with fiber-eating critters. His Italian cashmere sweater became lunch. Hoping to head off any hungry vermin with the power of eucalyptus, I'll add the Eucalan to the gift baskets. I'd include lavender sachets, but that just doesn't seem like the things to give guys. DH wouldn't go for it, that's certain. You know, wrapped in lace and tied with a little purple ribbon, or else embroidered and surrounded by frills? I can see it now:
No, I don't think so.