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Jenna’s Good Vibes Head Band

We are still stuck in the snow with sub zero temperatures all day, although the icicles have melted somewhat at the front of the house. Today was stunning though, with clear blue skies and crisp frost on all the trees. Proper winter, just the way we like it us wool lovers!

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I just heard the other day that a lovely fellow yarnie is going to have three lots of surgery within the next few weeks. I also heard she will be incapacitated for the best part of 3 months. Dreadful. But in true yarnie spirit, all sorts of offers of help has been forthcoming. My own immediate response was to design a knitted Good Vibes Head Band, and this is it.

IMG_8675smallJenna’s Good Vibes Head Band © Irene Lundgaard 2010

I have worked up a knitted headband as Jenna is primarily a knitter but added the crochet flower as a pretty accent. I worked it in Lopi which is an Aran weight yarn. I still need to work out a couple more different sizes before it goes on general release. The head band in the picture is a medium/large size. I’m calling it ‘Jenna’s Good Vibes Head Band’ in the hope it will spread some good vibes Jenna’s way.

I better cast on another one, I have a feeling these head bands just might be a hit at the Christmas Spirit Fair on Sunday

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A Piece Of Heaven On My Hook

I am a member of Ravelry which is an all dancing all singing yarn forum full of ‘yarnies’. If you are not yet a member, make it your business to become one. It is a fountain of patterns and hints and tips and yarn resources. It’s fiber-cyber-heaven in other words. On Ravelry there is a group called Colour Joy and I’m a member…

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This mystery piece of tubular Tunisian Crochet is just that; colour joy! I am working the piece on hook 9 mm, just because I can and I am working in Létt-Lopi from Ístex as I am head over heels in love with that yarn and so enjoy exploring how far I can take it. The yarn texture alone makes it so terribly smooth and lovely and the fantastic colours are simply mindblowing. It’s pure joy and I love it! Another thing to love about this colourful piece is working in Tunisian Simple Stitch. There are terribly many different stitches one can use in Tunisian Crochet but my all time favorite is the plain auld simple stitch. Tunisian Simple Stitch and Ístex Lopi are a marriage made in heaven and here I am with a piece of heaven on my hook. Yay!