Wednesday, February 04, 2009

a request

While enjoying a telephone conversation with an old friend, she reminded me that I had knit an earflap hat for her, several years ago. She went on about how much she wears it, and how much she loves it. She also reminded me of something else...the conversation went like this:
L: "You've probably forgotten what I asked you to do for me."

me: "er, um....refresh my memory and I will let you know if I forgot or if I haven't gotten around to doing it just yet"

L: "I had asked you to make one for T."

me: "oh yes! I do remember that now...I will get to it soon, I promise."

L: "I need it before his birthday, or at the latest, by Dec. 24, 2009."

me: "OK..gee, I'm sorry I haven't done it yet...I've been really swamped."

L: "remember that washcloth you made for me? well, I've used it so much that it is coming apart...could you fix it?"

me: "Yikes, I must have made that at least 5 years ago...you still have it? Throw it out, I'll make you another one."

I got busy on the earflap hat. I reached for my old stand-by pattern for the red baron hat, don't know how many of these I have made over the years...but it is a quick and fun pattern that you can add whatever mods you want.

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I used some handspun Finnsheep yarn that I had in my stash...the white Finn is from Judy and the black Finn is from Grace. I'm lucky I live near Finn Farmers.

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The hat was finished over the weekend. Now to pack it up and send it off with a few washcloths...I'm sure T will get some use out of the hat right away...after all...winter isn't over just yet...

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16 comments:

Stasia said...

What a good friend you are!

LOVELY hat!

Jody said...

You really are so lucky to live near finnsheep! What a great hat.

Tam said...

Very nice! I have a request...(only kidding!)

elizabeth said...

And the really cool thing is - the colors in the hat won't bleed! Lovelovelove natural-colored wool!

pacalaga said...

Nice hat!

Valerie said...

Hmmm...let's see if this works.

Remember the hat you promised me? (giggle)

Thanks for the great hat pattern! I have some Romney spun that might just work for that.

Sharon said...

The hat is beautiful, I've just added it to my queue!

judy said...

fast and cute = my kind of hat
thanks!

Judy said...

You told me about that pattern and I love it. It is the only earflap hat pattern a I use. I love the waves.

Pat K said...

Nice ice and snow and nice hat. You are a good friend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That hat is gorgeous. I am impressed that you can just whip one up over the weekend. Such a nice pattern.

Manise said...

That's a great hat! I love the snow head form you used too!

Leslie Shelor said...

Wonderful project...and you are a great friend!

Joanne said...

Wow, great hat! Funny story, too. This has happened to me--things just sort of slip my mind after I've made them. I remember visiting my best friend's apartment and seeing these totally crusty and worn handspun and knit wool socks left standing up (as if they still had feet in them) on the floor. "Remember those?" She said. "I've loved those to death." I couldn't even remember knitting them! Good thing she knows how to knit now. Gosh knows how long she's been waiting for those new socks...

The Gingerbread House said...

Great hat, thanks for sharing the pattern....ginny

cindy said...

What a special hat for a special person...............

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