I could be on a tightrope halfway across some great expanse and I'd drop everything to make her something she'd wear. Even if it is for just 10 minutes. I'd drop it all.
So anyway, she asked me for an "animal hat," and me, being about as clueless as clueless can be, asked her to design it for me because I had no idea.
She came back with a drawing of a cute cap with cat ears, an embroidered face and long flaps on either side with paws at the end that double as pockets.
At first, I figured that she just loved the hat so much.
And then I realized that she realized that she's no longer a little girl.
And then I realized, further, that this is just fine. In the past, she "wore" my knits because she was too little to protest or remove them.
It's all good.
BTW: This is Morehouse Farms Merino 2-Strand Sport in Natural Silver and Aster. Oooh la la. This is soft. Normally, I don't get along with most wools when they're on my head--and Girlfriend doesn't either--but this is really soft. It has a washed-wool feel and, well, I just adore it.
I think I need an animal hat of my own.