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December 15, 2009


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Disclaimer: My strong opinion will be reflected in this posting. DON'T JUDGE! ;-)

Last week I met up with Heather at Staufs for coffee and knitting. I love to people watch at Staufs and that evening provided a great deal of "goofy" people watching. So sometime during our conversation I confessed that I really HATE hats with ear flaps. Now I think they are darling on little kids. Adults not so much.... Just my opinion.

OK so one of the folks in Staufs that night was a grown man wearing an ear flap hat with a cow head. Heather and I decided that he must have lost a bet. It was good laugh material anyway.

Friday morning Jimmy drove me to work and it was wicked cold here in Columbus Ohio. Early in the drive I noticed Jimmy tugging at the bottom edge of his hand knit cap. He turned to me and said can you make me a hat with ear flaps?


Later that morning I emailed Heather to share Jimmy's request. Below is the email thread!

From: Cath
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 9:00 AM
To: Heather
Subject: don't laugh

so this morning..... jimmy drove me to work. he put one of the hats on I made him and said "for some reason this hat doesn't fit me anymore and I want a hat with earflapssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss" OMFG I have to knit a hat with earflaps. can you believe it? I didn't have the heart to tell him the conversation I had with you last night. i thought you would get a kick out of that...... i am off to hunt down a pattern and yarn for a hat with earflaps. ;-)


On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Heather wrote:

Karma, my friend. Karma. Make fun of a cow hat with earflaps and it comes back to haunts you every time!



Yesterday I knit Elizabeth Zimmerman's Maltese Fisherman's Hat. I like this hat because it isn't just ear flaps. It actually has a band that continues around the back of the lower neck. Jimmy thinks it looks like the old fashioned football helmets or a vikings hat.

I hope it keeps him warm!

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