I’ve been complaining about constantly knitting bow headbands on twitter. So much so that PT (@acmevalley) and Jamiegurumi Jamie (@jumpshot) went off on one of their twitter pun rants last night.
A Whole Lotta Bows
I’ve knit 20 bow headbands in 8 days as part of my Renegade Brooklyn prep. If I never see another bow headband for the rest of my life it will be too soon. It’s a real mind over matter task, knitting the same thing OVER AND OVER.
Lots and lots and lots of bow headbands
But now on to bigger and better things! Like knitting 14 Twin Cities Headbands!
I want to thank everyone who has donated money to Perennial Plate through my raffle this week! There is still time to throw some dollars their way and enter for a chance to win some hand knit goodies, so make it happen for a great cause.
2nd Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week
And next week is the 2nd Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week. I really sucked at it last year. I love the idea of it – a bunch of crafty bloggers blogging answers to the same questions – so I’m going into it with the best intentions. We’ll see how far I get.
There is a lot going on next week so I’m not making any promises. BASEBALL SEASON STARTS! You know how important that is to me. I’ll be going up to Michigan to hang with my family for the first time since Christmas so I’ll have my arms full of baby.
And my mom got a puppy. A PUG puppy.
So Knit and Crochet Blog Week might have to take a back seat to baby and puppy videos. Something tells me we’ll all be ok with that.
Striped Bow Headband
I had been on a super knitting streak in the month of April. Lace shawl, Traverse City Tube Top, and The Loop Tank were all April FOs, not to mention two baby sweaters and a failed tank I knit most of. So you can feel me when I say that I haven’t felt too keen on starting a big project.
Luckily I haven’t had to! I have been knitting, of course. I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t knit since I was 17. One of the little projects I knit was this bow headband as a quick wedding shower gift last weekend. The bride requested no gifts and, as has been documented, Colleen’s wedding gift isn’t finished, so I just taped this little bow on the card and it was adorable!
I used Regia self striping sock yarn in Partie – I think. Stupid Italian tag.
Pattern: Detroit Tigers Bow Headband
Yarn: Regia Striping Sock yarn in Partie
Needles: Size 5s and size 3s
Ravelry Project Page
I big thank you to Mercedes at Kitchen Sink Dyeworks for featuring my Bow Headband in her latest blog post!
Fashion Trend – Girlie-Girl Headbands
And let this be a lesson to all: The one time you take pictures of yourself with no make up on is the one time your picture will be on the front page of a major yarn shop! Everyone be sure to check out all my freckles and under-eye bags.
I used Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Luxe Merino Fine for my headband and have enough yarn left over for 30 more.
Thanks again, KSD!
My Bow Headband!
Project is now called Detroit Tigers Bow Headband, and available as part of the Summer Tour 2010 Ebook.
I can’t stop wearing it, and now you can knit your own and wear it like a crazy person, too! I finally got it together and wrote the pattern for my Bow Headband.
Length: I-Cord Tie is between 16-18 inches long. Bow is 5 inches long.
Width: Bow is 4 inches wide and 1 inch wide at Bow’s Loop.
Yarn: Leftover amounts of Fingering/Sock weight yarn. I used Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Luxe Merino Fine in Trafford.
Needles: Size 5 straight needles for Bow and Bow’s Loop. 2 size 3 double pointed needles for I-Cord Tie.
On larger needles, 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inch square in Double Moss Stitch, but gauge isn’t very important in this project.
If you’ve got any questions about the pattern before or after you buy it, be sure to send me an email. The pattern is included in the price of my Bow Headband Class! See if it fits into your schedule here.