(photo from Endless Summer Braid pattern page)
Remember when I was thinking about knitting a collection of headbands to use in Mexico instead of hats? Well, last week I found myself without any projects in progress. Except for a pair of socks, I didn’t have anything ready for me to knit.
I scrounged around in our office yarn stash but I only came up with a couple of matching colors in anything I found appealing. It was exactly the incentive I needed to try some of the headbands in my Ravelry queue.
I found two balls of Chroma Worsted in the Superhero colorway. Then things fell into place. First, Bob left on a trip on Wednesday. Second, I finished up my podcast on Thursday and then headed down to give a talk to the Tigard Knitting Guild. I raced a thunderstorm home and barely made it into the garage before the sky opened up with sheets of lightening and pouring down rain!
I crawled into bed on Thursday night and slept while the storm raged all night. In the morning it was heavy overcast, drizzling and chilly. Perfect! I turned on the fireplace, made tea and settled down to work on my headband. The weather stayed pretty much the same for the entire weekend. By Saturday afternoon, I was weaving my knit strips.
In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I turned a couple of the bands upside down to break up the color a bit more before I started weaving. I am absolutely thrilled with my headband! I actually wore it on Sunday because I was definitely cold!
The fit is just a bit loose so I may end up giving it just a little bit of felting. I think it might actually add to the appeal.
(photo from Parisian Twist Headband pattern page)