Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Lost Hat



Remember this hat?  I knit it in April - it was a one-size fits all kind of hat... see...



A nice, soft, warm hat that both my son and I liked to wear.  In cold weather it was easy enough to pull down over your ears.  My ears always get cold so I like a hat that I can pull down over them if I want.
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Except - a couple of weeks ago - I lost it. 
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Today, while we all were walking down the street a group of school children were walking the other way.  And in that crowd there was a little girl, about the size of my son.  And she was wearing... my hat!  I KNOW this was  my hat.  I mean really - a hand knit item is really one-of-a-kind and you just know your own hat when you see it.  The yarn was slightly varigated making it even more unique.  I am pretty sure I lost it at my son's school, and if so - it went into Lost and Found and someone found it - just not me.   It's OK.  She probably needed a hat and now she has one - a nice one too!  I can always knit another - a simple K2, P2 pattern - happy mindless knitting that works up quickly.
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But really, in a city of almost 300,000 - what do you think the odds are that I actually saw my lost hat going in the other direction?  I was laughing about that.


Then later this afternoon Omi (DH's Mom) came to visit and she brought me something...

Can you guess?  ... her box of knitting needles, since she no longer knits.  The box says Stricknadeln and is full, full, full of needles.  Coincidence?

And - a photo of a few of my little Christmas tree collection (I have 11 altogether and each one is different).  I just love these sparkling little trees! 

9 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Now you need to go find yarn and cast on! The universe has spoken.

Paula said...

How unusual to find your lost hat that way!! Too funny. And, yes, it seems you're going to have to knit another.

Tamera said...

Well, I guess you might think of it as having knit a charity hat, he he he. You just didn't have that in mind when you knit it.

marilyn said...

My kids call my mother Omi too! I've never heard anyone else use that term. You see, my grandmother was still alive when my daughter was born and she was Oma, so we had to come up with another name for my mother, my daughter's grandmother, so Omi it was. I love seeing things I made on other people, but to see a lost hat on someone you don't know, that's interesting. I think I would have said to the little girl how much I liked her hat and then wondered what she would have said :)

Elaine Adair said...

Of course, it is/was yours and matched your eyes so beautifully! It WAS a beautiful hat on you. 8-)))

Shirley said...

I also love the little trees. So lovely. Makes me want a collection of them. However I've never seen anything like them. Shirley

andsewitis Holly said...

I think it's great that you got to see where your hat disappeared to and who now is enjoying it. Mystery solved. Imagine the joy that girl felt at either finding your hat or claiming it when it wasn't claimed by another. Precious that you received all those knitting needles.

JudyL said...

That is too funny about your hat! Those needles! What a wonderful gift.

Shirley said...

I do wish you had more time to post as I go into withdrawal. Hope all is well. Shirley