Thrift Hat

Crafts, Finished Objects, Knitting

I knitted this hat a few weeks ago. It wasn’t for me, it was a request from a friend. I knitted it using local wool, grown by the Lleyn and Jacob sheep of my local biodynamic farm.

You may vaguely remember reading me talking about this hat around here before – in blog posts like this one – back when I was in the middle of knitting it.

I also made a little book to go with it, telling the story of this hat, from Fields… to Head!

Here it is:

the heating is on

My paintings, My Poems

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The heating is on,

the cupboard is well stocked, with

almond milk, cocoa and xylotol.

my watercolour paints are out

and the CD player is not skipping,

for once.

a few good books to catch up with,

warm wooly socks,

a good film for later

and a big thick duvet to cuddle under.

come on autumn, come on winter

bring your long grey rainy days,

your early night falls,

your long dark rainy nights

now that i live in a town

in a warm and cosy nest

you’re welcome to go on and on.

now that i can walk to the library,

and to the local coffee shop,

now that i can ride my bike to the next village,

now that i am pretty much back pain free…

now that, know that, now what?!