If you’re thinking I’m going to babble about music, you might be disappointed. If you still expect Chanknits to actually talk about knitting once in a while, you’re in luck!
Sunday, I whipped out two little cotton headbands on our trip to and from the farm. Start to finish, each one took less than two hours, and that includes weaving in ends, stopping for Krispy Kreme donuts, and other distractions.
Project: Cotton headbands. I discovered last week that it’s warm enough that I need a good ol’ fashioned sweatband. However, you might guess that I never did the Jane Fonda/Olivia Newton John band across the forehead, regardless of how effective it is. I’ve found that a plain cotton headband works well to hold most of my wild locks out of my face and to catch the sweat before it burns my eyes, slides my glasses off my nose, etc.
Pattern: I was delighted when I found the Cool Cotton Headband pattern. It’s far narrower than the ear-warming headbands I like for cooler months, and it has a bit of a cabled rib going on. I will say that I “never” cable without a cable needle, but this little C4F (cable over four stitches and hold those stitches in the front) pattern was no problem at all sans special cable needle, even in a car over country (read: not always smooth and straight) roads.
Yarn: The green is leftover Classic Elite Premier. It’s not quite worsted, but it’s very soft and won’t make my sensitive face itch if I do pull the band to the edge of my forehead.
Needles: Now that Gretchen’s quite the proper adult, I dared to reconnect with my favorite rosewood straights, #6.
Verdict: I see lots more of these in my future. Contrary to the notion that horses sweat, men perspire and women glow, I SWEAT and since we walk at least a couple of miles every single day, I need a healthy supply of these buggers.
Indeed… that is a narrow-eyed glare you see going on. She’s scheming. Right after this photo, she made a run for it in *MY* purdy dark PANK headband!