I am getting to the age now where other people around my age have started having kids. For some reason though, very few of my close friends are among these people. My brother is nowhere near having kids (as far as I know), and I do not have kids yet and probably won't for at least a few years. All this is to say that I am often at a loss as to where I should direct my desire for tiny hat knitting. This may not sound like a real problem (and I guess it isn't), but I'm talking about it anyway.
When I recently became a step-auntie-in-law to two adorable little boys, I realized immediately that my tiny hat knitting inclinations were going to have a new outlet. Christmas knitting still got in the way a bit but I was still able to do some quick post-Christmas knitting for my newly acquired nephews!