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My addiction to headbands and sugar ‘n cream yarn has once again been satisfied.  At least for the past weekend.  There has to be a bunch of I-Cord headband patterns out there, but I was either too lazy or too stupid to look them up.

Now you might say this is borderline ’80s disco, Let’s Get Physical, Jane Fonda-ish, but I don’t care and I love it.  I am going to have to do some multi-color ones soon.  Super fast knit, and I hope my instructions are somewhat clear.

Really, my mom is so damn cute in it, how could you not like it?  My friend Emily looks pretty good in it too. Download here.

Mary the Birthday Girl

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Despite a random power outage that left me knitting by lantern light, I managed to finish my fat fish tawashi for Ravelry friend “bbhatsNstuff”.  Brandy knocked her Cactawashi out in early January, but I have been a little behind.  But it is done, and ready to be shipped off tomorrow to it’s new home!

I am feeling a case of Tawashi Madness coming over me, it is a little known medical condition that takes over your knitting brain and won’t let you work on anything else until you have a kitchen drawer full of them.  Hopefully it can be treated with box wine and a good night’s sleep.

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Tawashi (meaning a traditional Japanese scrubbing brush to wash off dirt) + Swap (meaning the exchange of your crafty goodies for another’s crafty goodies) = GOOD TIMES! Creating Tawashies is as fun as it sounds. Recently Mary and I began swapping Tawashies with our Ravelry friends “bbhatsNstuff”.  I looked around at the patterns available but decided to have some fun designing our own. When thinking of what types of fun shapes would lend themselves to really doing the job… they are in fact scrubbers after all I thought of something with a lot of texture. That’s when it came to me, I like to call it a Cactawashi. The deep ribs of the cactus, along with dimensional details of the flower and pot should make an excellent Tawashi. Created with Sugar ‘n Cream, it’s completely hollow so is squishes nicely, I may just have to make a few more.

This was a super quick project. Mary and I are busy cranking away at our other patterns scheduled for this month but if you’d like to have this pattern just comment and let us know, we’ll publish based on demand.

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