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.


(Tyra, you know I'm FIERCE!)

So what do you do with leftover sock yarn?


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!