29 January 2008

Warm Ears

Wow, it's been too long since I last posted. I have news! Lots of news! I'm going to try to space it out a bit so a) y'all aren't overloaded and 2) I have more stuff to blog about.

David's brother has invited us to Vermont in March for a week-long skiing trip. I'm one of the few New Englanders who has never had the pleasure of strapping planks to my feet and letting gravity take over, and frankly, the idea scares the crap out of me, so I think I'll stick with cross-country. While I have plenty of hats for cold weather, they don't cover my ears very well, so I decided to make a headband.

headband1

It's made with that beautiful green ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK that I got in Portland, along with some natural-colored cotton that was formerly a sweater I bought at Goodwill during that first hunting expedition. I'd bought the sweater without checking the seams, so I was very disappointed to discover that they were serged. Fortunately, it worked for this project, since one row from the sweater is just about the right length for one row of the headband. I have a gazillion ends to weave in, but that's okay.

headband3

I yoinked the Fair Isle design from a pair of gloves that Kristi made. The fun part is that it nearly matches the green streaks in my hair:

headbandhair

I'm not sure how I'm going to fasten it in the back... any suggestions?

3 comments:

Beverly said...

Could you use a button, like Calorimetry?

Alli said...

perhaps a strip of elastic? I have a big head and I find that colorwork usually doesn't have enough give in hats for me.

Love that color!

Laurie said...

Fair isle design and the colors are wonderful.

My first thought on fastening was to knit i-cords, attach them to the ends, and use them to tie the headband in place. However, I also like the idea of using elastic but it would have to be dyed to blend in and not take away from the beauty of the work. Yeah, i-cords is my vote.