Before I show you the headband, I want to say a bit about stashbusting and stashbuilding. Sometimes when I talk about using the stash, some folks think I’m saying we should never have any stash. There’s nothing wrong with that if it works for you. For me, I’ll always have a stash. There aren’t many things that make me happier than being able to make something . . a quilt, a sweater, or even dinner . . from the things I have here at home. I could cook for weeks and weeks without ever going to the store. There might be some substituting ingredients instead of following a recipe to the letter but I could come up with some darned good meals from my pantry/freezer. Same with quilts and knitted projects.
Where I have a problem with my own stash is when I keep buying and buying instead of using what I have. I did that with fabric and then once I established a great stash, I was done. I think it’s pretty much the same with knitting. My stash is pretty much where I need it to be so I’m close to done with yarn buying.
Several years ago, I stocked up on lots of Loopy Cakes, which were smaller skeins of their Loopy Solid Series yarns. It is superwash and after the headband dried completely, it’s fine using superwash but it does stretch terribly when wet.
It’s so nice having a variety of colors. There’s not much I would need to make as far as small things or decorations, that I couldn’t get from this tub of yarn.
This is the Violets are Blue headband pattern and it was made for the daughter of the dental assistant at the office where I will be getting my root canal. Now I need to make Addie one. It isn’t hard to make and it’s fun to make. Next time, I’ll make the flowers and leaves first and get those fiddly little parts done and out of the way. I started this lasts night and finished it just before lunch today so it’s really quick to knit.
60 yards used! Not a lot but if I make another one, that’s 120 yards used! 🙂