Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trying to make the best of a bad situation



So I have to have two surgeries done in 2 weeks. Actually I just got one done today which required losing an ear lobe. There go my dashing good looks... The other one is a bit more serious and I won't go into it for the squeamish. Suffice it to say that it is much more than an ear lobe and not in a place where any guy ever wants to have surgery done.




So since I won't be able to ride a bike for a few weeks (eternity) I need o find some way to keep from slipping into a funk. I've decided to take up my new hobby of sewing. Yea that's right. The manly art of needle and thread. It's actually more of a utilitarian activity to me and at the same time saves me money. To be more specific I need more cycling caps especially for the winter. If you could actually find a winter cycling cap it'll cost you about $40. But if your like me you can just go to the thrift store buy an XXL fleece sweatshirt that looks like it's never been worn and a old woman's silk scarf and for a whopping $6 you have enough material to make 4-5 winter hats. And with some proficiency it will only take you 30 mins to make like this one here.




Here's my first test hat. It was more for practice then anything but looks kinda cool. I'll make it again just a little bigger.




I figure I'll spend the next few weeks cutting and sewing and cursing at the sewing machine for my mistakes and churn out a dozen or so caps. Who knows maybe someone will buy them. Unless your Martin.

6 comments:

walverio900 said...

Why not get an Under Armour baclava for $25? I love mine.

Joey said...

Why would I spend $25 on a balaclava when I can make 5 winter hats for $6? Balaclava's are great if the temps are rediculous but when it's 30-40 degrees (majority of the winter) these hats work great.

walverio900 said...

Must be a roadie thing...

Martin said...

What do you mean? I've been waiting for my hat now for over a month already!

Where's the photo of your earlobe? I mean, if you're gonna blog about having an earlobe removed, the least you can do is take photos!

Joey said...

You'll get your hat when ever I get around to it and you'll like it.

Kim said...

love the hats...very clever. If I had time (and sewing skills), I'd steal your idea & make one for me.
As for transition- quintessiantial cross behind-the-scenes, narrated by adam myerson...just makes me homesick for cross. Transition 'cross the pond is good, too (racing in europe). and i do, indeed, have pure sweet hell in my collection (right between "The Toy" and "Snatch."

 
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