Off-Season Knitting

I have always been prone to off-season knitting. I’ve been known to knit heavy wool afghans in the summer. You put the work in a flexible clothes basket so it doesn’t have to rest on your lap. In the dead of winter I may be knitting something in light spring colors, just to brighten up the mood some.

It will be awhile before anyone can wear this Calorimetry--an earwarming headband. Knitty’s free pattern has been knit and posted 13,160 times on Ravelry and it’s waiting to be knit in more than 6,000 Rav queues. It is blast to make, all the more so because even a pretty pokey knitter will have it completed in 3 hours. All the short rows are left unwrapped, creating small holes in the fabric, which gives the wearer flexibility in adjusting the button. This Calorimetry is knit with about 89 yards of Plymouth Boku, a 95% wool, 5% silk mix. Just a tad softer hand than Noro Kureyon.

I am working on a major slow poke blanket at the moment. It’s a fun slip stitch (mosaic) pattern, but after about 20 rows in a sitting I’m fighting to keep awake. So the new plan is that I am going to make some quick knits to give myself a break. This headband pattern is threatening to become my new favorite quick knit. I’m trying to convince myself it will look good even with my short hair. And when it’s on a head it doesn’t look a bit like lips. Not a bit.

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