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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Wickerwork Hat

I blog for different reasons.  I blog when something eventful happens in our life and I want to remember the date with photos or better yet, I want my grandchildren to remember.  I blog to teach things I have learned throughout my life.  Usually I learn the hard way and writing about what NOT to do is as important as writing about what to do.  I blog about frustrations although I try to keep that to a minimum.  I can't be mad all the time, it isn't healthy.  Mostly my blog is my organizational system.  Recently my sister asked me for a recipe and I just sent her the link to a blog I wrote about it.  It was much easier than digging through a pile of papers although I need to update information when necessary.

Today is no exception.  I am in the lull before Christmas.  The shopping and decorating are done.  I made some cookies but most of the cooking and baking can't be done this early.  The past three evenings I sat and watched Hallmark movies.  You know those movies where boy meets girl under some unpleasant circumstance, girl is engaged or involved with a jerk and then due to a misunderstanding her true love goes away (or she does) and then at the very end they meet up again, kiss and live happily ever after.  My husband doesn't watch TV with me so I am free to watch these happy ending shows.  It's hard for me to just sit and just watch television so I usually have a project going.  I decided to make a hat because it was very cold outside.  I previously wrote about making slippers I don't wear, so why not make a hat I won't wear.  It turned out to be easy and fun.  I finished in five hours or so.  That seems a long time to non-knitters, but is actually a quick project.  The pattern is from a blog I happened upon.  http://www.ballstothewallsknits.com/2014/06/wickerwork-hat.html