March 7, 2012

Meet The Woodstock Hooker...

Meet Jonathan James. He's The Woodstock Hooker, and a frequent attendee at our Tuesday night gatherings at Paneras.

He's actually an accomplished crocheter and artist, with his own website and crochet business. I've only seen hats like his in Dr. Suess books and movies! The best part is that they don't just sit on your head. These works of art actually morph!
My friend, Helen put one of Jonathan's hats on and it looked pretty darn cute just the way she styled it.
Then, Jonathan came over to do a little styling of his own, and he had all of us giggling. Those appendages on the hat stand right up on their own, but I don't think "covering the eyes" is quite the look Helen was looking for.
This is another of Jonathan's hats. the two rows of blue yarn are actually vented sections. He crochets open work under each row making it comfortable to wear whether it's cold or warmer. If the wearer gets cold, they just turn down those two rows and they cover up the openwork to keep the person wearing the hat warmer. Ingenious, don't you think?
Helen modeled the second hat, along with a beautiful shawl that her friend, Kathy knitted for her. We all thought her ensemble matched and she looked quite jaunty!
The girls really get a kick out of Jonathan. I can tell you that there is an abundance of teasing that goes back and forth between all of them. I think Margaret is his biggest fan. She tries on every hat he brings in to show off (and frequently either she or Helen try to hide his creations in their bags just to get a rise out of him).

If you're interested in learning more about Jonathan's works of art, you can go to his website: Woodstock Hooker (click here). You'll be truly amazed at his creations. We have to get him to add that he's currently frequently seen with us at Panera's on Tuesday evenings to his "sightings" locations. He's bringing his Mom to knit/crochet with us now, too. She's just delightful, and a welcome addition to the group.

Have fun exploring his site. These hats are even cooler "in person"!
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Sandi said...

What a fun post! I will for sure check James out.

Minimiss said...

How gorgeous

Queenie Believe said...

What fun!!!! Love the hats!
Have a great day,
Always, Queenie

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Donna,
Isn't he fun? I bet you girls are laughing every second at your get togethers.
Very clever and talented guy.
Thanks for the intro~
xxx, T.

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