Patty kept me supplied with the knit leaves I use on some of my garden hats. Sometimes she would fulfill specific requests, other times she would just use up the yarn leftover from her recently completed scarf or sweater. She never asked for compensation, it was just something she liked to do for me. Some of my most popular hats are the result of those favors.
Patty's given name was Patricia (a derivative of the Latin patrician, meaning "noble"). She always carried a certain level of nobility with her, which she often masked with a wry smile and even wryer wit. She was one of those people who would do anything for you and expect little-to-nothing in return. Belatedly, I'd like to return one of those favors by naming a hat after her.
The Patricia will feature her knit leaves on either the crown or the cuff. Since I only have 15 leaf-sets left, you will see these in galleries and here on my website as "One-of-a-Kind" pieces rather than through my Custom catalog. If you would like to own one of the final 15, please leave a comment on this blog or contact me directly for your custom order.
All passes - Art (and friendship) Alone Endures.