Not that long ago, I mentioned that I was partnering with a runner/blogger about my knitted headbands. I sent her two headbands knit with Berroco Borealis, accessorized with a crocheted flower, and told her to keep one to try and use the other one as a giveaway on her blog. Well, today her review is up and thank goodness it’s positive! Apparently she loves it! Please, take a moment and check it out on her blog at The Everyday Warrior.
You’re back? Good. I hope you take the time to peruse her blog a little bit. She’s passionate about living a healthy, badass life, and while I’m not a runner, I definitely admire her commitment and positive attitude. And I love that my little headbands can give her, and other runners, a little bit of pizzazz! Now I need to knit some that are less traditional and more…badass. Hmmm. What would that be, exactly?
Guys, the coolest thing happened yesterday! Who here is familiar with the Petals to Picots website? Yeah, like all of you, right? Well, yesterday I opened up Ravelry and found a message from Kara asking permission to use one of my photos on her pattern page. WHAAAT? Well, of course I said yes. I replied and thanked her, told her I was flattered because she rocks, and she replied to me and said “So do you!” Ha! How do you like them apples?? At least briefly, a yarny celebrity knew who I was. If you want to see it, look at her Santa Knit Gift Card holder pattern here. If she ever takes it off, I’ll be crushed.
Okay, so back to actual yarn usage. I began and finished TWO projects yesterday! I needed some instant gratification, so I got out my crochet hook and made a simple little baby brown bear hat. And once it was done I realized I need to make one in black for mouse ears.In the afternoon, I cast on for a headband. I’ve got a little promotion deal I’m working out with another blogger. She’s a runner, and she’s going to test out my headband and if she likes it, maybe share some good things about it on her blog for other runners to see, plus do a giveaway contest! Pretty nifty, huh? So I’ve got those two made up and ready to ship off to her this morning. I’ll share more details when she’s ready to write her review.I need to get a listing for these on Etsy so I’ll be ready to accept orders when they come flooding in (haha). And I need to do it quick, because this afternoon I’m going to the Kansas City Royals Fanfest! I’ll get to see some of the players, but I don’t know that I’ll stand in any autograph lines. Just going will be cool enough, I think. What about you? Anybody else have cool plans for this weekend?
Like most crafters, I’m sure, I have several holiday gifts I need to finish (or start). I keep my list handy and the necessary yarns in a bag near the couch. I’ve made it very easy for myself. So yesterday, I made…something completely different. I’d found a wool/acrylic yarn that I think will make great headbands, especially for runners, and I bought a skein in hot neon pink. How can a girl resist that? I couldn’t.
I made a fabulous flower out of some light turquoise cotton and gave it a wild button, and it’s ready for some wild woman! Find it here!
Now that I got that out of my system, I can go back to my regularly scheduled knitting. I have one more order to fill, a cute little boy hat, and then it’s all gifts all the time! How are you doing on your holiday crafting?
I have a craft show this weekend! It’s the last one of the year for me, and I’m trying to get some quick little projects done. I’d love to have some extra gift money (who wouldn’t, right?). Headbands/earwarmers seem to be popular at every show, and they’re so fast to make, plus they’re great for using up leftover yarn. So that’s what I’ve been doing the last couple of days, and here’s what I’ve gotten done.They’re all made with Lion Brand Hometown USA, and they’re stretchy enough to fit a wide range of head sizes. The burgundy isn’t cinched just because I ran out of yarn, and I figured maybe someone would like the simpler look. I saved the best for last, though: today I made a Wonder Woman tiara!It’s just a seed stitch rectangle with a series of increases and decreases for the point, and a crocheted star sewn on. Love this one! If it sells, I’ll make myself one, and if it doesn’t, I might keep it!
I have enough yarn left to make maybe two more headbands, and then I really need to focus on orders and Christmas gifts. Are you feeling the panic like I’m starting to?