For as long as I can remember, the transition from Cool weather to Hot in my part of New England has never been a gentle one. One day, you're wrapping yourself in shawls and donning the fingerless gloves to enjoy the morning coffee. The next, you're struggling to get the air conditioning unit into the window and seeing how few clothes you can get away with wearing without being considered 'indecent.'
This season, my hair's in an unwieldy transitional phase and the layers are all curling in the wrong directions. Since it's too thick to be properly restrained by barrettes, figured I'd try knitting a headband to keep things out of my face. This one's a simple pattern knit in my favorite classic lace: the Gull Lace pattern found in Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitter's Almanac." I chose a worsted weight cotton, Lily's "Sugar n Cream," because it knits up quickly, is soft, absorbent and easy to care for. Honestly: not only do I love knitting with this yarn (even in Summer), I like to see it used in things beyond the usual dish cloths and market bags.