Everyone's got a dream list in their back pocket. The ten things they want to do before they die; the Impossible Things they want to tick off in the next few years.
My list is a bit different than those - I've got a list of folks I'd love to knit a hat for! I call it my Hats On People Dream Team List.
Full of folks you'd probably expect to see on there (the President and First Lady for example), there's also a few folks on there that may surprise some. Each person on my Dream Team list is someone I admire and would love to grab a beer with just to pick their brain. Each person has excelled in their area of expertise and I'm betting I could learn tons from them about life in their shoes!
Blake Mycoskie is the founder of - and Chief Shoe Giver at - Toms Shoes. I've worn a pair of these for at least five years now, and have admired what Blake has done to change the world the entire time. I heard him speak in Omaha a few years ago, but missed my chance to get a shot of him in one of my hats!
Scott Harrison left a high paying and high powered job in NYC to start a charity that brings water to folks who need it the most. Charity: Water is a global force to be reckoned with, and I'd love to say thanks to Scott for all he does in this way.
If you aren't watching American Ninja Warrior, I don't even .... how are we still talking? Brent Steffensen is one of the amazing men who defy gravity and the bounds of what most human bodies can do, all while working as a stunt man in L.A. and being ridiculously nice (and not bad on the eyes).
And while I'd love to knit a hat for every one of the guys that competes on this show each year, a hat for Brent is truly all I'd really want to make!
GO BIG RED! Loved him while he was a Husker, have loved watching him grow as a professional player. Would love to make a big 'ole hat for this amazing man!
I have followed Maggie Mason for years and years. I remember the photos she posted of when Hank was born and know I was around before that. I love this powerful and amazing lady!
Andrea Scher has a soul seems to seep through your computer screen. I want to curl up with a cup of coffee and chat for hours with her about life, the universe and everything. I know I'd learn so so much!
Ali Edwards reminds me to keep memories, even if I don't consider myself a scrapbooker. Her commitment to remembering the little bits of her life (the good and the bad) inspires.
I know Nathan Fillion has been other characters, but he will always be Malcom Reynolds to me. We almost named Owen after that character and I'd like to say thanks for Nathan's mark on our little house in yarn!
I'll share part two next week. In the meantime, I've set my fingers flying sending out e-mails to some of these folks and hope to share them in hats in the near future! I may have panicked a bit with each e-mail, but dreams don't come true just sitting in your head, now do they?! 8 Comments »