I confess – I’ve been bad this week. I haven’t gotten out to run. But in my defense, I have been struck down by a few things, from insomnia to a migraine – it’s been one helluva week, at any rate. I intend to get out first thing in the morning for a solid hour long run, though – I’m in dire need of a good run!!
Ever have just a teensy bit of leftover variegated sock yarn that you just HATE to toss out? Maybe you’ve added enough of your leftovers to your sock yarn blanket already or you have a tiny bit leftover that won’t quite make a new square on it? You’ve got a smidge of yarn left – around 40 yds? Here you go!
Cast on 11 with preferred cast on method.
Knit 4 rows in garter, then begin stitch pattern:
Row 1: K2, YO, K2, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K2, YO, K2
Row 2: K2, P7, K2
Continue in stitch pattern until the headband is nearly long enough to wrap around your head at the desired point – leave at least 1 inch of space.
Knit 3 rows & cast off: knit 1, * slip the stitch back to left needle & K2tbl. Repeat from * until all stitches are cast off, leaving a long tail.
Use the tail to sew the ends together (be careful not to end up with a mobius!). Block your headband, but block hard widthwise, not lengthwise – else it might end up being too loose when you wear it!
So I finished my blues shawl Tuesday night in one of my insomniac fits. Wednesday I had the migraine, so wasn’t capable of doing too much – hence my Smidge Headband! :D I’m returning back to my sock pattern, hoping the teensy bit of designing the headband has cleared my head & gotten my creativity flowing again. :D
Today’s Ravelry Search
SO! May I just say… ZOMG I LOVE CASEY SO FREAKING MUCH FOR THE INCREDIBLY AWESOME NEW SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY!!! A-hem. Sorry for shouting, but I have been wanting these improvements to the search feature for so long now & I am over the moon at how fantastic it is!! Woo HOO! :D
Did I ever have fun putting together a search for today with it! ;) Casey – you ROCK!
* Free Pattern
Happy Thursday, everyone!