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.
Except - a couple of weeks ago - I lost it.
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.
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!