Human beings have a long history of using amulets and talismans: objects worn to bring luck, help, or protection to the wearer. They appear in every faith and every culture across the globe - whether in the form of a cross, a Jewish prayer shawl, a rabbit's foot, or an ancient Egyptian scarab, humans crave these anchors. I have always felt that knitting something for someone I care for is a little a bit like that: When I give someone a hat, I don't really mean, "Hey, here's a hat." I mean, "Take this. I made it for you. I want you to be warm and safe and careful in the big world. I want you to know I love you."
-- A quote on www.pageaday.com
I got from a friend. Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!!