Friday, November 7, 2014

World Travelling Hat!

The world was not created once and for all for each of us.
In the course of life things that we never imagined are added to it.
                              Marcel Proust


How does a girl who always wanted to travel the world do that without leaving the farm? Well now “If there is a will there is a way,” my Mom always says. I have the secret. I am pretty sure you know I tend to giveaway most of the hats I knit. They bring joy to others and I honestly never know where they may travel until recently.

These less than perfect hats have been mailed around Canada and the U.S.A. They have also been given to people who just dropped by to see them sitting lined up on my buffet. Oh yes I do that I have no idea why, I guess I just like to look at them I suppose. Each hat to me has its own personality and I try to give the hat to the person that would match that personality when I can. Also, each hat has a story and I am pretty sure those who have read my blog for the last year have noticed that.

Well now for the secret. I live vicariously through the stories of my hats never really knowing what and even if they are really having any adventures, imagination does come into play here. I like to think that they are on grand adventures somewhere exciting. I know that is a bit weird but that is me.

Yesterday I opened my email and there was a letter from a good friend of mine. I was so excited because I knew where she had just returned from and that my very special hat went along for that trip. I know this because she sent me a photograph of her back pack contents before her trip. An excerpt from that email read….

 Hi Grace -
I thought you might like to see a photo of my lovely well-travelled hat on the side of a Himalayan mountain in India! I love that hat ... thanks again!

I was truly thrilled. That hat has a very special place in my heart.

 


If you remember the story about the Pink Baby Alpacas and my Mom you will know how much that hat meant to me. Well I happened to see Kathleen a few months back when she was visiting Ontario. I knew I had to give her that hat. It fit her personality perfectly. It was fun, confident and needed to seek out adventure, and I must add quite stylish. 

You see Kathleen and her husband John are Canadians now living in California. They are truly world travellers and have been to every continent. They are also a very caring couple. They give back to every place they have ventured. Treating this world as it should be treated with respect to the environment and the people that live in it. I love that. This trip was no different.

Now Kathleen at my suggestion started publishing her own blog, she is a talented writer with amazing stories to tell and I thought they needed to be shared with others. Remember “world traveller?” I am pretty sure a lot of us like to visit the world we live in from the comfort of our chairs. I looked forward to her blog, hoping to transport myself away if just for a moment or two. I have always tried to explain the label “Blogger Family” to her and hopefully she will come to know just how special a world this can be.

Now back to the email. There was a beautiful photo of Kathleen sitting at the base of the Himalayan Mountains in India and there resting comfortably on her head was my Pink Baby Alpaca Hat. I knew from that moment on I was now and forever going to be living vicariously through this hat that will travel parts of the world I will probably never see.

Thanks Kathleen and I must say that is the perfect hat for you. I cannot wait to read more about “Our” adventure.


Can you imagine the sites this hat has seen or will see? Now you do not have to imagine. If you would like to read the adventures of Kathleen and her husband John, Kathleen’s Blog can be found here…


Oh yes I almost forgot to tell you. The first question Kathleen asked about the hat when I handed it to her was “Did Bossy2 wear it?” The answer was yes indeed she did but I have no proof of that, sadly it was one of Bossy2's DIVA days. She is going to be so excited when I tell her where it has been and not to forget Mom is going to love knowing this.


Later

31 comments:

  1. Ahh, lovely blog post. I am half your hats are so well loved and known! It makes me happy that they are off all over the world on adventures! I am going to check out your friends blog, I love travel bloggers!

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  2. What fun! I like the idea of a travel-hat.

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  3. Lovely to know that your hat was so appreciated to be taken on a holiday.
    Just to think you couldn't knit a few years ago. You have come a long way...Hugs M xox

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  4. Your hats lead a more exciting than I do!

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  5. What a lovely idea Buttons, you have such a generous heart... such adventures you'll share via that hat!

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  6. I do believe that you have invented a brand new take on "Armchair Traveling"!!!!

    Will you call it "Knitted Hat Traveling"???? ,-))))))

    Tessa~

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  7. You need to start installing 'hat cams' when you give a hat away lol.

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  8. Make me one with a bunch of Santas on it!!! :)

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  9. have hats will travel. Buttons that is too too cool! what fun!! ( ;

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  10. Wonderful fun for you and your hat to know how well it has traveled ! We have Alpaca farms down here that sell their wool it is soo soft and cozy ! Wonderful post . thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  11. How fun for you! The Tales Of The Travelling Hat!

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  12. What a wonderful story! I look forward to tales from all your hats.

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  13. Your hat is having some adventures! BTW, Norwex cleaning cloths have silver embedded in them so they are naturally antimicrobial and require no chemicals. I don't own any of their products.

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  14. How cool is that to have one of your hat travel to the famous Himalayan mountain in India. I bet it went somewhere else too. What an adventurous hat. Beautiful story.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  15. Your hat is a world traveler, Buttons. How fun is that?!

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  16. B,

    Well traveled hats, can't wait to here more stories on your beautifully made hats.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  17. How cool! From a cows head to the Himalayas! :)
    I will defiantly check out her blog and let her know you sent me there!
    Cheri

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  18. If only hats could talk what a story they could tell! They always have a better vantage point as they sit on top of person.

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  19. This is pretty cool about the hat travelling all the way to India. To bad the hats could not tell of their adventures.

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  20. Hats off (and hats on) to you B. for making such multitalented hats .
    I love all the joy they bring in a multitude of ways !

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  21. Such a sweet story b.....I always loved the traveling pants story!!

    ps....love that yarn!!

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  22. Buttons, that hat really is awesome ... I already know that it will travel far with me and have lots of stories to tell! Thanks again ... for the hat and also for all your kind words and encouragement with my new blog.

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  23. Grace, you are only at the start of your amazing journey...I can see a gallery of shots of your hats, and descriptions of where they have been. There is going to be a book in here for you to write also. Lets see it unfold, it's going to be magical.

    And I can't wait.

    Jen

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  24. That's so wonderful, the 'traveling hat...' Makes me think that now the weather is turning colder, which makes the nerve pain in my upper back much worse, it's time to dig out the crochet and knitting bag and see what's waiting to finish... I just wish I could follow patterns better, I usually start out well, and then get lost along the way.. Oh one thing I do (because I know I'll never get to travel) is pick some place and 'crawl' my way along roads and city streets in Google using the street view... kind of fun.

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  25. Love hearing about your "traveling hat!"
    And I will go and read about Kathleen's travels . . . I hope I can see that picture of her and her Canadian handmade hat!
    I wish I had had a hat like that on today when I was outdoors "doing leaves!" Brrrrr was it cold!
    Hope you were able to have the "meet up!"

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  26. That is so neat, B, how your hats are traveling the world! I know that you put a lot of love into each hat you make, so I believe your love is traveling the world too. :-)

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  27. How fantastic.I will love more stories of the traveling hat.

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  28. Adventures of a traveling hat and the lady who lives vicariously through the hat she knit . With so many people and cows to share the adventures your life is indeed very rich and well-traveled ! It appears you are well on your way to round the world travel for many adventures.

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  29. oh that is so neat! you need a hat blog and we can all post photos of your beautiful hats out on adventures!

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  30. Those hats have more then nine lives - they really do!

    xoxo

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