three hats in three rounds
This past month my baby brother Zachary has been wrestling, a lot. He is a sophomore this year and managed to wrestle himself to the semi-state competition. Through sectionals, regionals, and the semi-state competition his fan club was there yelling as loud as we can to be certain he could hear us. As much as I love supporting my little brother, wrestling is not my favorite sport to watch. The wrestlers are always in a varying degree of pain and inflicting it upon each other. Naturally as we waited for Zac's matches I had to have something to occupy my time and hands.
On the way out the door to each event I grabbed a ball of yarn from my stash and a crochet hook. Here are my three hats to show for Zachary's three rounds.
I kept them pretty simple because I just needed the repetition of making to occupy me and to keep my nerves calm.
Sectionals: This green hat I wear the most. It has a little pouch that I wear in the back so my hair can be pulled up but the hat still stays on.
Regionals: My attempt at Granny Squares turned into this hat.
Semi-State: I love this color but the hat is just a little snug; I may have to block it before I can wear it.
We celebrated Zachary's wins by feeding him massive amounts of food (including my favorite pad-thai). After Semi-State and his season was over food and sleep was a great reward for many, many matches well wrestled. He's already got his eyes on the track season and all those hurdles. For right now I think that the musical is keeping him jumping enough (the one in blue, jumping over his friends). He's so cool.