In the Northeast, winter lingers. The snow stands in piles on frozen grass and icy sidewalks. The inspiration to make cheerful summer dresses, like Lynne's amazing tablecloth dress (not of the Mrs. Roper variety!), has not yet come my way. I'm still thinking warm layered coats and cozy knit caps. Here's a little slender cap I made of an old cotton sweater. I lined the inside with a soft interlock and made a cheerful tassel of sky blue cotton yarn. My husband said (he's always my best critic!) "But it doesn't fit; it doesn't cover her whole head!" I told him, "that's the point. It's a slender fit cap. I think it looks more modern that way." Hmmm, does modern always mean cutting something down, making it shorter, or thinner, like Lynne's tablecloth dress? Or is it just a little tweak with the cut, making it less pedestrian? Anyway, it's cold, and I'm going to sit down to a cup of peppermint tea and watch the snow melt, waiting for my summer muse.