Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ah, Simplicity!

Late last Saturday night I was a little restless. I was stumped (or mad, what have you) with the Cropped Cardigan, but I was still feeling the urge to craft something. But I had so many ideas running around in my head that all I could do was lay face down in a pillow in a sort of mental state which some would call pouting, but I call meditation. Finally, I decided to get up and rummage through my stash.

I never seem to use a full skein of sock yarn for my socks and thus, I have leftovers that really can't yield another adult sock. So what do I do? Why, make a head band, silly! A head band in a super easy lace netting in a fun summer colors.

Nevermind that I almost never wear headbands.


It was pretty easy and in total, only took me a couple hours. It's made from leftover Knitpicks Dancing sock yarn of which I made Jaywalkers. I used size 1 needles following this pattern for RS and WS rows: k1, *YO, p2tog* repeat to last stitch, k1. That's it.

It's cute! Maybe a little too wide. I could've used some brain cells and decreased on a diagonal for the back part. But oh well.

ACTION SHOTS!!




(Tyra, you know I'm FIERCE!)

So what do you do with leftover sock yarn?

3 comments:

katiedid said...

Pretty! My sock leftovers get tossed back into my yarn drawer. I haven't decided what to do with them yet. This would be a great idea except that I recently realized that any sort of headband doesn't work with my glasses. Boo for glasses.

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

Oh! I love instant gratification knits! ...and, while stash debusting for those odd-bits of left-over yarn! Thanks for sharing the pattern. :)
Hey, it looks really nice, i'm sure you'll wear it again!

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

P.s- your blog is cute! I love the font of your sidebar titles!