Kicking off Scout/Guide week

Well, it is Scout/Guide week, at least in Canada, this week (February 16-23, 2014), so it is time to show the Scout hats.  A while ago I posted a couple of flag hats, one of them a Union Jack, the other the Quebec fleur-de-lis.  When I made those, I had planned to do more including a Maple Leaf and probably a Stars and Stripes, but these are the hats that got in the way of that.  Heather saw the Quebec fleur-de-lis and said “too bad you didn’t do it in purple for the Scouts”.  She has been very active in her Scout troop for several years.  She has been to England and on a service trip in Peru with them, as well as on countless hikes and camping trips.  Needless to say, by the time I had made these two hats, I was off on another tangent and I never got back to flags.

I made the Union Jack flag during the London Olympics.  For those of you that have been following me for a while, you have probably noticed that I am a slave to popular cultural events around me when it comes to design ideas.  Whenever a holiday or major sporting event starts impinging on the zeitgeist, I get taken in and go along for the ride.

Now that I am doing the blog, I am often swept into a frenzy of “having” to finish the hat I have thought of because it will only be relevant for the next 24 hours or so…case in point I thought of and cast on the Valentine hat on Thursday, finished it on Friday (Valentine’s day) afternoon.  As I was casting off the Valentine’s Day hat, the broken heart hat popped into my head….it would only work the next day… I suck in this way.  My friend Ruth said I should pretend I work for a magazine so I can live a few months ahead and do them at my leisure, but I am pretty sure I wouldn’t bother.

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