I started knitting these headbands back in November and I totally got addicted. I've known how to knit a basic stitch since I was 12 or so but hadn't moved past it until this year. I picked up Martha Stewart Living for November (you know, I just realized how involved Martha was this Christmas!). I flipped through the pages at the news stand in the Duluth airport, deciding right then and there that I was going to knit that headband.
To my surprise cabling was quite easy. My first headband (the green one) took several tries until I got the pattern down, then the rest flew. I planned to make a lot for friends and family but only made it through four (which is actually pretty good for me, all things considered.)
I gave the Resident Photographer the headband which she is quite beautifully modeling here, and the green one we keep on hand for whoever needs it - usually me on my walks with the dog :)
They're are super cozy and a nice way to keep warm without giving you hat hair.
The other two headbands I knitted went to my sister and her daughter in Utah. Sadly our Christmas package to them (and two of their other packages!) was stolen off their front steps. I hope that stupid thief felt guilty when he saw the little wrapped headbands and other homemade gifts. I was spitting mad, for once my homemade gifts were finished in time and then this. *Sigh* I still have enough yarn though so I'll be knitting replacements this week. Elise & Eliana I hope you like your gift!
If anyone is interested the pattern is here. It's a great anytime gift and we're looking at several more months of cold weather I think - try it out! I'm eager to test out the mittens but need to finish those headbands first!
And here's a picture for the road...
Poor thing... we couldn't resist.