I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Friday, October 25, 2013

Guess where we went yesterday?... and something in the mail when we got home.

I can't write a long post today. Have to do some things I should have done yesterday but didn't, because the Prospector and I took a drive.
It involved fishing.
and hopes for a limit of fish for dinner.
A day of sitting in the sun.
and taking lots of photos that sparkled in the Autumn sun.
But the story will have to wait until I have an early start and some time to organize some shots from my camera.

When we got home there was a small package in the mail. My handmade winter hat came from Amity, Oregon. It happen like this.
 A woman named Michelle writes a blog called Boulderneigh. It's about her homeschooling, horse training, animal loving, garden growing farm, her Shetland sheep and her love of spinning and knitting.You have to take a look because, first of all, you are going to love her blog header photo. This is the all time greatest sheep photo I think I have ever seen... and you will never see such beautiful sheep with names and personalities on any other blog.
Anyway, I read this post... a week ago, and fell in love with the little hat that nobody wanted. So I wrote in my comment that I loved the little hat and if she wanted to sell it to me... I would buy it.
She wrote back and said to make her an offer. I did. She said "Yes", and she promptly sent me the lovely hat.
It's beautiful, very well made...
And... it fits.
I can wear it like this to hold my hair back or I can pull it down over my ears for my hikes on cold, windy days and working in the garden.
(The color is really different in the last photo because I took the hat into the bathroom with different light and forgot to change my white balance setting from sunlight to incandescent. Oops!)
The hat is charming, made well and I just love it.
Since I still have socks on my knitting "bucket list" I think I will take "knit cap", off ,because my attempt would never look this good... so why would I even try. Socks will be a big enough effort.
The hat is washable and the most beautiful blue... It doesn't have the wool from one of Michelle's sheep in it, or their name attached, but I love it anyway.  
Thanks Michelle, the little hat has a loving, new home and will be well used.






5 comments:

  1. It was honor to create something that made you want it so, Connie. Thank-you for the supreme compliment of purchasing it; may it keep you warm for the rest of your winters!

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  2. The hat is lovely I know you will enjoy it. Hope you caught lots of fish on you fishing trip. Have a blessed evening and great weekend. Madeline

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  3. That hat is gorgeous. Love the blue colour and the way it fits your little blonde head!! Beautiful.

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  4. hey pretty hat! ah how fun would it be to sit on the banks and just fish...so you did catch more than the one right?

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  5. You made the most of a beautiful fall day. Sure looks inviting to sit in the sun and enjoy the water and the fish!

    The blue hat is so pretty...and looks great on you! Good picture!

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