Happy Birthday David Bays!

A few years ago David and I would hang out until the wee small hours, and he would walk me back to my dormitory in brisk darkness. He never looked warm enough, and I would worry, which he always tells me I shouldn’t. One day I told him to wait while I ran up to my room on the 7th floor to fetch him a hat. I tried to throw it down from a balcony in a Juliet-esque manner, but the thing landed on another balcony on the way down! It was a cheap grey Wal-Mart hat that I wore for rowing, but it would’ve kept his brain warm on the walk home.

It is a hilarious memory, but this year I’ve knit him a replacement. It’s a Seaman’s Cap, which probably would make Dave giggle, and it’s made out of Karabella Aurora 8. What a perfect man yarn! Super-soft and washable too, and this color doesn’t offend. I should mention that Dave requested an ‘detachable optional pom-pom, in case I’m feeling pompous’. Hilarious, kind and now well-hatted, David is tops with me.