Hats are cool

It would appear that I can run but not blog, or blog but not run. I’ve been bobbins since my last post – mainly because it was Wembley weekend last week. For the uninitiated this is the rugby league Challenge Cup final, this year’s being a one-sided affair between Warrington and Leeds. Wembley weekend isn’t just 80 minutes of rugby though, for us (a rag tag and bobtail collection of Wigan, St Helens, Leeds and Blackpool fans – I’m pretty much neutral, the club I supported for years doesn’t even exist anymore) it’s more of a social affair. Usually the first can is opened at about 9.30 on Friday morning and it’s downhill from there…

Having said that, me and Ginge were terribly sensible this year. We’re brave enough to venture into London on the tube (the underground being taken over by hoardes of uncouth northerners is a sight to behold) and normally take in a bit of culture at the National Portrait Gallery. This year, we visited the Hendrix in Britain exhibition at the Handel House Museum, which left Ginge a bit giddy. We were also lucky enough to stumble on Abbeyfest, which was  next to our hotel and supplied us with curry goat, jerk chicken and blues in the open air. It was fab.

Whilst we’re on with the non-running news, The Big Knit is back! For the next 5 weeks I will be knitting tiny hats again. None of them will be as awesome as the current Hat of the Week, but will go towards raising £200,000 for Age UK to help support older people in the winter months. If I’m organised enough, I’ll update my Big Knit page and bore you with hat updates as appropriate. Ginge has just challenged me to make a Hendrix hat on the grounds that it is the coolest hat.

Last year's hats. I remain ever so proud of the sheep.

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3 thoughts on “Hats are cool

  1. Adele says:

    Respect on the hat front, that’s quite some knitting there! I’ve just mastered a little baby hat on a combination of circular needles and dp needles, makes my head hurt with concentration, but worth it for the satisfaction!

  2. travellinghopefully says:

    I’ve done a lot of swearing at dp needles recently and every time I think I’ve mastered them, they gang up on me. It’s very hard to explain the satisfaction of knitting (actually I reckon there’s a few parallels between knitting and running…) and that I love it despite the angst it causes at times. You’ll have to show off your hat on your next post.

    • fitartist says:

      I will, just a bit shy about my knitting. Yes, it is very much like running, but I wouldn’t want to attempt the two at the same time (one woman runs marathons whilst knitting you know).

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