So, I taught myself to knit this weekend!
It’s great fun, but after practicing for two straight days (and unraveling it all) I decided to hunt for a quick and easy (super easy) project to keep me energized.
Enter: The “It’s a Cinch” headband.
I’m a little obsessed. I stayed up way too late last night to finish it, but I’m glad I did. I’ll definitely be making quite a few more (in EVERY color). I’m envisioning them in different yarn weights and needle sizes. This one was knitted in Super Saver 4 worsted (sorry if this doesn’t make sense – I don’t really know the lingo yet) in this AWESOME hot pink on size 11 (US) needles. It’s a larger size than the pattern called for, but I’m impatient and wanted it to go quicker. I really like using the bigger needles. Easier for a newbie! Next time I’ll probably make it a little thinner and leave the tails longer to be able to wrap the center better.
But I do like how I can pull it over my ears to keep warm now that its becoming rather frigid and then fold it back and keep it on as a normal headband all day. Yes, I realize it probably looks a little odd as a normal headband (in the office) but that’s never stopped me before.
And please excuse my dour expression. The photos were taken quite early.