I found this hat in Hubbo’s coat pocket last week. At first I thought, Good grief, what is this abomination in my husband’s pocket? And then I thought, Oh, I made this.
I think this hat came into existence during a fairly low period last year when I was knitting hats in quantity. I apparently ran out of Cascade 220 up towards the top, though I can’t imagine how I could run out of Cascade 220 given that there are bales of it around the house. Maybe I did it on purpose? It’s a design feature?
It is so huge, this hat. Even my big-headed spouse has room to spare up top when he’s wearing this. And that’s the thing that really gets me: he wears it, uncomplainingly. Maybe it’s because he can’t see how lumpy and odd it is, but—you know where this is headed—it warms my heart that he would wear this hat.
Here, on Christmas Eve, I’m feeling wobblytender about pretty much everything. Clif has requested roast beast for Christmas, having heard about it in How the Grinch Stole Christmas for 14 years now, so I have to figure that out.
If you’re looking for some guaranteed holiday cheer, I find these things to be joymakers:
- Feed the birds.
- Buy an amaryllis bulb and watch it erupt.
- Go get yourself a humidifier (I am not kidding!) and fill it up. Breathe!
- Get lost in a book. (Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch has kidnapped me completely.)
- Walk in the woods.
- Give somebody something you made.
- Donate to a cause that is doing good.
I know everybody has their own joymakers. Would love to hear about the things that you like, this time of year.
Wishing everyone a warm and easy holiday, with knitting and naps and all good things. A new year is just around the corner, and hey—the days are getting brighter again.