Today is Thursday, so it is fitting that I finished two crochet Viking helmets, one for my son and one for a friend of his.
Yesterday, after I had finished with my absolutely, positively must-be-done morning chores and walked the dog, I gathered together all of the pieces I had made so far. I was two horn plates shy of what was needed, but in short order I had them done, and I laid the pieces out for a final count before assembly:
I started by weaving in all of the ends, and with the day's various interruptions and obligations, I did not being the piecing in earnest until the start of the second games of the World Series.
Unlike the summer when I go to an actual ballpark to watch my beloved Durham Bulls play, my World Series viewing does not require me to keep an eye out for errant foul balls, so I was able to make substantial progress, and this morning, I got these photos of the completed helmets.
Here is the extra large worked in Red Heart Super Saver light gray and claret (with the horns done in aran):
here is the "adult" size worked in Red Heart Super Saver light gray and charco (again with the horns done in aran):
and here are the two helmets posing for this last photo:
There is something incredibly empowering in being able to take yards and yards of what is essentially a very long string and (using a crochet hook and MyntKat's brilliant pattern) turn it into a Viking helmet (or two).