Family, Hats, Knitting

Most Loved Project

The topic for Day 3 of the Yarn Love Challenge this month was “Most Loved Project.” This threw me off for a few days as I have difficulty determining which of my projects I love most! πŸ˜‰

But then it occurred to me that looking at this question from a Handknit Recipient’s perspective might be interesting. So now I’ve got a slightly sarcastic but humorous take on “Most Loved Project” to share with you! πŸ˜„

…Not long after we were married, I wanted to knit something practical for Hubby that he would enjoy wearing. Naturally, a hat came to mind!

When asked what kind of hat I should make for him that he would actually wear, Hubby said: “Black, and plain. No cables, no patterns, no colors; just black and plain.”

Of course, I thought: ” BORING!!” But I wanted to knit him something he would like, so I tried my best to knit him the black, plain, BORING hat! But…

I couldn’t resist adding a red angora lining! “Angora is so soft, and no one will see it on the inside,” I thought…

Hubby was dubious, but he did bravely wear the hat – all of one time, to a family gathering (my family of course)! Unfortunately, a bit of red fuzz from the angora lining emerged and remained mingled with his facial hair. It wasn’t glaring, so I didn’t notice it, and probably no one else did either. But Hubby was SO mortified when he noticed it in the mirror that night, that he refused to ever wear the hat again!

So the infamous black, plain, not-so-boring hat became mine and has been well loved and much worn despite the fact that it is too big for me! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Do you have a fun “Most Loved Project” or Handmade Gifting story to share? We’d love to hear it!

Happy Knitting!

6 thoughts on “Most Loved Project”

  1. Sarah, I loved hearing your Black Hat story. I do remember a bit of this, and I suggested you knit him a hat and have another family member give it to him! haha. I know you’re actually asking for knitting stories. I will share that about a year ago, I purchased some lovely yarn at a shop in Staunton. It was a combination of mohair, wool and a bit of nylon for strength. I adored the soft, peach color. So I cast on my stitches to make a scarf. Being very amateur, I cast on too many for a normal, run-of-the-mill scarf, so I decided to connect the ends to make an infinity scarf. This was light and airy and I even learned a new stitch from someone to make it more airy! I worked on it, off and on, for almost a year. I decided this color would look beautiful on my oldest daughter, so I managed to complete four skeins (over 72 inches) in time for Katie’s birthday. She loves it, and I loved giving it to her. Now I am missing knitting, so I realize I REALLY like knitting. Hmmmmm. That sounds like YOU!!!

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    1. Yes! You sure did! I will have to give your strategy a try and let you know how it goes! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„πŸ˜‚
      Thank you for sharing your beautiful story about the infinity scarf you knotted for your daughter! Isn’t it just the best to be able to someone you love something made with your own two hands, and then to see them really enjoy and appreciate it?! πŸ˜„πŸ’—


    1. I know, right??!! It’s impossible to choose! πŸ˜„ Your sweater is absolutely stunning! I just LOVE those colors! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—


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