But the real reason we went was to support our friend, Cary. He was debuting his soda jerk business and from the constant people partaking in floats, ice cream with green sprinkles, and homemade ice cream sandwiches, it was a hit.
I told him I was going to make this hat for him, but then a friend told HIM I would have it done by last night. Well, I never said that, even though the week prior I though I could, but as we all know stuff happens during the weeks, so I didn't think I could make it. I just thought that was odd that someone would tell the client of my schedule in making something when I'm talking to the client. Aw well.
Turns out the hat as not as hard to make as I thought it was going to be (that's part good and part bad) so I was able to put the full Shelley detail on it and it looked smashing.
As I finished the final details of the hat, I had to cut down a lot of the bulk that was around the band on the inside of the hat. Turns out the original had the same problem.
I wasn't there when he opened it, I forget where I was, but I had a cloth bag made for it (made of the striped material I had left over from my men's underpants) and I tied it with a green bow (yay St. Patty's day). He was thrilled and I thought it might not have been large enough, but he said it fit *perfectly*. That pleased me.
I might even make myself one.
I'm seeing a blue linen. I think it can be womanly, in a butch kind of way :)