Bad hair days. Deep sigh. It’s not frizz but roots. The infernal gray roots. Growing like there’s no tomorrow & harder to ‘hide’. I’m getting sick of colouring, and so yesterday, I took matters in hand. Literally. Because sometimes a grown woman just needs a headband. May I recommend Molly’s Headband by Pam Allen. Free with IK strings attached here.
Don’t need much in the way of skills or can-do attitude. The Fix took next-to-zero Rowan Calmer yarn, and what – 3 hours tops? In just 1 episode of The View, and a fair amount of Tiger Woods coverage with some Helena Geurgis toppling news, I had it done. It was an otherwise busy day.
No mods to the pattern on this one but I did go down to 4.0 mm needles. A tight gauge to counteract any stretch from my big ‘ead + a mostly cotton yarn. And I chose the mostly cotton yarn because spring is sprung & I want to wear it nowww.
And so, with that off my chest, I have returned to knitting with my handspun. This might end up being a micro shawlette but hey! I couldn’t resist using my merino 3-ply for the 198 yards of Heaven pattern by Christy Verity. It’s designed for a heavier yarn but I wanted to try with this anyhow.
I’m on this handspun → knitted kick right now in preparation for the Guild’s table at our town’s For the Love of Arts Festival on Sunday, May 16th. Here’s a flyer for the event:
Mark your calendars!!!
Sunday will be another spin-in with the good people at The Fibre Garden in Jordan. These spin-ins are (to quote Forrest’s Mum) like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. Spinners reserve their spots with John & Alan privately. I like that!