(Click here for the soundtrack to today's post.)
(As if you're not already humming the song. . . )
Tom is a curler.
And curlers tend to wear kind of . . . odd . . . things when they're out on the curling ice.
Like. . . I've watched a team who wears hand-knitted skunk hats as part of their team uniform. And Tom told me about a unicorn team he played against once (bike helmets with affixed unicorn horns). And, of course, there are the pants. (Yep. That's a link to the video of the Norwegian curling team putting on their curling pants . . . without using their hands.) (Well worth a watch.) (Just sayin.)
So when I saw a pattern for a knit curling hat on Ravelry, I (correctly) figured Tom would want one. And that he would wear it while curling.
The things we do for love . . .
Ravelry details here.
PS . . . Tom's team curls in plain old black pants. And I know they put them on without any fancy dance moves. They don't wear special team-themed hats or helmets either. But they will be dressing as the "Brews Brothers" in an upcoming tournament -- the "Beer Spiel". (Maybe I'll get a photo for you. . . )