Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On the Beach Headband

I needed something small that could be stuffed in a beach bag for a day trip a couple of weeks ago.  It also had to withstand dousings with sand and salt water, as my dog wanted to lay on top of it after wading with us.  I was not about to bring Lady Bat, which I was knitting at the time.  I decided to destash some Rowan Denim by knitting the Twin Cities Headband by Allyson Dykhuizen.



This was perfect for a quick trip project.  I also wear my hair up a lot so it will spice up the usual bun/ ponytail/ braid hairstyle rotation.

The trick with this denim was to remember it will shrink in length after washing, so I knit an extra inch of length to the headband before knitting the ruffle.  I kept thinking what an easy, last minute gift this could be.  The fact that the button can be removed and re-sewn to adjust for a tighter fit or if the fabric begins to stretch makes it kind of perfect as a gift.  This denim feels so substantial; it will only look more wonderful as it fades with each washing.  I have enough denim left for a small piece of clothing later this summer.  Hmmm, I'm thinking some kind of tank or tube top.


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7 comments:

  1. Monica NitulescuMay 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    a very cute and practical project indeed....love it!

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  2. Thanks, Monica. I can see more of these in my future attempts at stash busting.

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  3. That headband is very cool! and those beach photos... ah, I can't wait for summer.

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  4. Thanks, Stephanie!

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  5. So beautiful! Your photos are lovely as well, I'm definitely going to start following your posts! Keep up the great work!

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  6. Thank you Erin! I just hopped over to your blog and loved seeing your drawings while studying abroad. I can't imagine a better way to work on your language skills than crafting with other Spanish speakers. Now I'll be following your adventures too.

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