Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today is the husband's birthday.  Then:


Love, love, love!

He is 65, officially Medicare eligible.  Wow.  Pretty old.  Who would have thunk it?  Love you, Gene!

One of his gifts: a sheep hat creation for walking the dogs.  Pattern is Classic WWII Watch Cap.
This hat pattern was probably knit at least a million times during World War II, and remains one of the most enduring hat designs. Watch a movie or television program which takes place during the winter months, and somewhere in each outdoor frame will be someone wearing this hat.

Archived link to the pattern here.

(sheep were added as a whim to match the dogs' coats)



  1. Happy Birthday to your Hubby:) Love the hat! I know that he will enjoy it's warmth and the sweet thoughts that go with it! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  2. Oh Nancy! Love your sheep hat! And, happy Birthday to your hubby! A very good photo of that his 65 yr smile? Keep it up! Have a great week and enjoy that fireplace. My husband and I have one like it, I have to get him out there to start using it! Hugs!

  3. He was a cute toddler and still looks great. Nice and fun hat! Hau oli 'la hanau.

  4. Happy Birthday to your husband, Nancy! I love all of your photos, especially of the one with him next to the fireplace.
    You have certainly outdone yourself with the fair isle! Gene's new hat is amazing...I Love it!!! I'm sure he will enjoy it for many years to come!

  5. Happy
    Birthday to Gene & Thanks for the hat pattern, a present for me!

  6. Happy birthday to your hubby! You made him a fantastic hat, Nancy!

  7. Happy Belated Birthday to Gene. Hey, 65 is not so old! At least not when you find yourself over 60 and only a few years away from that age.
    I love the smooching critters photos and the sheep knitting.

  8. Happy Birthday Gene :) Love the sheepy knits Nancy :)

  9. Happy birthday!!! (I just knit this cap for my grandson--guess I was one of those 2957 rav projects!!!.....although yours is MUCH MUCH cuter, Nancy!)

  10. Sweet post of your husband's birthday. Love the love. I am also crazy about the sheep knits. Very beautiful.


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