I did finish my wimple over the weekend--hooray! Sadly, when I tried it on immediately after I bound off, I did have a leprechaun/nun thing going on. It was quite tight. I wish I had taken a picture of it then--it looked much more like a sleeve than anything that whould go over a human head. And I did attempt to block the hell out of it. I think I succeeded in blocking the heck out of it, anyway--it's not blocked as severely at one end as the other (because I tried to use a bloster-ish pillow for blocking, and the stuffing congregated at one end), so I'll probably try it again. But the difference it made was astonishing!
Post-blocking, my wimple doesn't make me think of diminutive mythical Irish clergywomen at all. It's elegant and lovely, just as I envisioned it. I would have worn it today (it's cold--below freezing, which is relatively unusual for a midday Kentucky February temperature), but I haven't woven the ends in yet. Too many ends--grrr! I used slightly more than one skein of yarn, plus I had my little moment of impatience when winding the first skein into a ball and wound up with two balls instead of one. One small (okay, large--my head is enormous) wimple, and I have six ends to weave! Ugh.
And I also don't have any photos of the finished wimple to show off. My brain has been a bit fuzzy lately.
You see, I'm still all sick. Super Fantastic Antibiotics have done little more than give me a mild case of Delhi Belly. My left ear is still all yucky, and my right ear is getting a little worse. My sinuses are still all clogged and hurt-y. My eyes are still watery. At least the conjunctivitis hasn't come back! That's one thing to be happy about. So I'm going back to the doctor--again--tomorrow, as directed. In the end they might conclude that this is something I have to suffer through, and if that's the case, I'll just have to toughen up a bit. But I really hope than can do something about my ears. I'd like to be able to hear again!