I showed my son this photo of me in my earflap hat that I knitted yesterday, and he said I looked like an elf. It's made from the apple-green wool I dyed for his girlfriend's jacket (now completed - yippee!) and some other multi-coloured hand-dyed wool.
Ok, so it's mainly teens and twenties who wear these hats, but why should they have all the fun? I may be old enough to be a grandmother, but I'm not ready for a twinset and pearls yet. Actually, I probably never will be. I'm growing my hair long because when I'm old, I intend to be an eccentric old bat, and I need long hair to complete the image. Grow old disgracefully, I say!