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