Happiness is not a station you arrive at,
but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
|This is Norway|
That title may deceive some of you. You do know that I am a writer, and like any other writer we all know it is all about the catchy title. It is however very true that I do travel while I knit. I have indeed knit on buses, trains, cars and even a ferry on a choppy lake while sitting in a truck, but that is not what I am going to tell you about today.
It seems that my many knitted hats, continue to have incredible journeys on the heads of others. Incredible journeys, that I have no knowledge of, or for that matter, any involvement with. That is of course with the exception of one that I do know all about. I have talked about this hat before but it bears repeating, being that it continues to have new adventures. The above photo taken in Norway; did you notice the hat?
Today, I want to talk about the hat/toque that has a special place in my heart, and how it is now living a dream life that this farm girl eagerly waits to hear about. Waiting, to devour every story and photo that comes from its new owner, my friend Kathleen. Kathleen is an Ontario girl, now transplanted in California. That means that Canadian toques have always played a big part in her life.
Kathleen and her husband John are world travellers. I am not exaggerating here; they have literally travelled the whole world. Kathleen has a travel blog and shares those experiences with her readers. Unfortunately for you, you will not see photos of that pretty Canadian toque knit with love by a farm girl in Ontario Canada, on her head on her blog. She saves those photos for me (that may change with some encouragement). I love seeing where my hat has been. I am living vicariously through this toque/hat that I have not seen in a very long time.
In Kathleen’s last few blog posts my hat, oops, not to forget Kathleen and John were touring Utah, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park and parts of Montana. That had me wondering if she was near our dear blogger friend Feralwoman. I am pretty sure that if Janice had seen that Canadian toque on someone’s head she surely would have recognized it, and ran over and said Hi knowing who knit it. Yes,I know; I have been told that I am a bit of a dreamer.
Kathleen has sat on the highest mountains and walked in the lowest valleys with that pink baby alpaca hat sitting on her head, seeing sights that I only dream of. The same hat that while under production, my Mom loved to run her fingers over because it was so soft. I still cherish that photo of Mom’s hand on the finished product. Sweet, sweet memories were made then. Now new memories are being made. Oh, that is one very lucky hat/toque indeed.
|Click photo for story (Pink Baby Alpaca)|
I would love to show you all of those photos I have received from Kathleen since she started wearing that hat/toque but I will have to send you over to Kathleen’s blog to see where it has been. You see Kathleen is very shy, but trust me that hat is never left at home on a shelf in California when Kathleen travels and she travels a lot. I for one am very excited about that. So if you want to see the views of the world her hat sees, check out her blog and imagine my pink baby alpaca hat sitting on her head, or at the very least sitting in her pack right beside her. “Believe you me” that my hat is having a ball. After all....We, I mean they, all went to Norway.
I do know for a fact that they are planning a trip to Bhutan in 2016. See what I mean. Check her blog out. You will love following that hat.
|Not the same hat:)|
Whoever thought a toque that long ago during a Canadian winter, once sat upon Bossy2’s head, and had a few adventures of its own on this farm before its leaving, would have ever ended up going so far? So, yes I am sure you now understand the title. I do enjoy my knitting for the travel, and that is the truth.
Now that I have told my story, I am very curious. I do know there are more hats/toques out there in the world and I would truly love to hear where my hats have been, what their owners have seen and where they are heading.
It is a very lucky hat.