Hats for the Geese?

Yep. Hats for the geese. I thought it was a great idea at the time, but now am thinking, maybe I have officially lost it. It started a few years back (I can’t remember which Christmas party), our neighbors have a white elephant party. It’s kinda like a Yankee swap, only you use or re-gift funny or gaudy gifts. At one of the parties, one couple got these beautiful plastic lawn geese. These geese even came with a chef and waitress costume.

Over the years, these geese have traveled the neighborhood. They have become the gag gift, randomly showing up on the lawns of neighbors celebrating anniversaries, big birthdays or if the neighbors were plain old party poopers. Well, that was us on Halloween. The geese found their way onto our front lawn Halloween night. And to be honest, I don’t remember which neighbor had them last. I had to laugh as I saw them sitting in the pile of leaves out front. I knew we deserved them for going to bed early and not hanging out.

The cold air kicked in over Halloween evening and I thought geese without winter hats just won’t do. My husband even egged me on by saying, they need ear flap hats. So, it began. Digging through my stash, I found some old acrylic that I thought would work well. I made a small beret for the girl goose with a matching scarf and a ear flap hat (by my husband’s request) for the boy goose.

Kinda crazy? Yep. I think so!

But I also think it’s funny and fantastic.

We have the best dressed lawn geese on the seacoast I bet, and the warmest.

I am not sure where these guys are going to roam to next. But I sure know, they are going in style!

7 thoughts on “Hats for the Geese?

  1. Kathy
    November 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Sara, I drove by the house yesterday and said “OMG…are those THE geese?! I had forgotten about them. You are sooo creative!

  2. Shannon
    November 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    This is absolutely crazy, and AWESOME! I hope the neighbors enjoy them!

  3. Jane
    November 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    SEacoast Mental Health officially has your phone number now! Good Job on the knitting though~

  4. November 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Totally kooky but awesome!

  5. November 8, 2010 at 7:12 am

    LOL! Thank you! Sometimes you just have to be kooky!

  6. chelsea
    November 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

    LMAO. I just found this post. You are so funny!!! I wish you were my neighbour!

  7. November 26, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Thanks! I wish you were mine too!

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