(with my new SLR camera I was able to catch both the beginning and end of the eye roll)
I had some leftover chunky yarn from a pillow cover I've been working on, and I've been inspired by some beautiful knitted headbands I've seen around town. It's not just a regular headband, but instead meant to cover your ears to keep them warm. There is something so simple and so pretty about a cable. Really not much more is needed, I really liked the warmth of the color and the size of the yarn. It just screamed warm and cozy. And since it's been hanging around 5 degrees here in K-town, warm and cozy are very important right now. I actually lucked out a bit that Laurel stayed home sick today...it kept me from having to go out at all. So with both kids in their footy pjs and me in a lot of layers we're holding ourselves captive in the living room (which happens to be the only warm-ish room in the house).
I finished up the headband with a very oversized button that I've been hanging on to for just the right project. I think it adds a little touch of fun...cause that's what buttons do. I actually can't wait to get started on some buttons sliced from driftwood and burned with tiny nature pictures. (but that's for another month...)
For the next headband (mine) I want something a little more challenging. I bought 3 new books at the specialty yarn store (because they were 3 for $10!!), and there is one that is a knitting/felting book that has some nice lace patterns. Seems like a good time to try something new. I'm getting better at following patterns, so this will be a good test of my new-found patience for pattern following.
If you want to make a similar headband, I found this tutorial after I made mine. I made my own pattern, mostly because I like to understand why I'm doing what I'm doing and the best way for me to learn is to do it. But, I like the way she did this one...I may just do another one this evening using her pattern.
Becoming Maggie Blue is the journey to becoming the person I want to be. After many years of living a conventional life, we decided to move to Alaska and live on a boat. Currently we're traveling full time in a camper with our two kids, exploring North America. We have no plan beyond going slowly and seeing all there is to see, and taking the time to connect and be together as much as possible in these special years.