About 20 years ago, I made my boyfriend a fancy long stocking cap. I'm not sure exactly when I made it, but it appears in a photo from Feb 1997. I think I gave it to him for Christmas 1996.
I was still pretty new at knitting. I had learned as a child, but never successfully made anything until fall/winter 93/94. More about this hat can be seen in an earlier Timeless Tuesday post. On one hand, I'm quite proud of this hat. On the other hand...oy! It was a long time ago!
A couple of winters ago, I washed a bunch of our winter stuff. I had washed it before, but I think this time we were in this house with a different washing machine....and it ate, shrank, and destroyed a lot of items! The hat and mitts in my profile picture? Felted. A favourite hat of Hugh's from when he was little? Pompoms gone! And this hat? The machine destroyed the pompom!
I always planned to redo the pompom. The hat got moved around and moved around and just wasn't on my radar, especially once I started knitting for hire. Finally, this Christmas, I decided to make a new pompom. This time, I even got to add some reflective yarn! Wish I had used more!
I included the pompom weight in my yarn totals just before the year ended, so I can't claim it today. I think it was 60gr. It's BIG! Rob says it's a little heavy now LOL. He's loving having it back, but the kids are not thrilled to be seen with him when he wears it!