Just as the final seconds ticked off the clock of yesterday's spectacular USA/Japan soccer game, I put the final stitches in the Sheep Heid.
While the ladies were getting their medals, it went for a swim.
I stretched it out on a dinner plate to give it the tam shaping and was tickled beyond words at the beauty of it. I did that. I washed, dyed and spun that wool. Me. Me. Me. It was time to get up on that podium.
I flipped it over to admire the pretty sheep and it was then that I realized in complete horror, that my sweet little hat was HUGE. GIANT. ENORMOUS. I didn't even come close to making a hat. I made a wool lampshade. Seriously. It seemed to be sized correctly while I was working on it. I had jammed it on my head from time to time and it fit fine but I never actually checked the gauge. Yes, I know. You don't have to say it-I feel bad enough.
Oh well, it's no big deal. It's not like I haven't done this before. This is my Ravelympic 2010 project.
In 2014, I am making socks dammit.