what happened

What happened was that…

- his father and grandfather took him to see a ski race

- they didn’t have any tissues, plastic bags or anything similar on them

- they had to take the bus up the windy mountain path

- he got nauseous

- there, on the mountain, in the bus, the only “receptacle” they had at hand was the hat

- he puked in the hat (it was that or all over the other passengers)

- the father rubbed out the hat in the snow to clean it a bit

- when they came back home, the father rinsed the hat under hot water to get it a bit cleaner

- when the mother came home, they gave her the hat to wash in the washing machine

- the mother put the hat on the “wool” cycle

- the hat came out of the machine in a size more suitable for a Barbie doll than for an 8-year-old boy

What he did then was that…

- he cried inconsolably

- he spoke to his grandmother, and told her that she must tell on his father to his auntie, and that she must please please somehow convince auntie to knit him another hat for his birthday (which is in a few weeks)

And what happened to auntie then was that…

- her heart filled with joy. A hat can easily be reknit, but to know that it was loved that much, well that is just something you don’t get every day.

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

20 thoughts on “what happened

  1. Poor boy, he certainly knows the worth of a beautiful handknitted present.
    I’ll guess that said auntie will be happy to comply with his wish!

  2. Awww, so cute, he really loved the hat. If only everyone was so knitworthy. Now you get to knit him a new one and practice the jogless stripes.

  3. Pingback: another one | fridica

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