I am working on a new design that I am tentatiively calling the Desert Shells Hair Wrap. Really it is a long, fairly wide scarf-type object that could be used in the traditional way, too! It is inspired by a couple of things… both good and bad! On the not so happy side, the recent months of extreme stress have caused some retroactive stress-related hair loss. I usually part my hair on the right with a zig-zag part and Ithat is just where it seems to be a bit thin. So we have a plain side part and I am trying to dry my hair and using my InStyler as little as possible to keep the loss to a minimum. Fortunately for me, I have weirdly thick hair so I can disguise my temporary issue. Under the silver lining category is the albeit unnecessary chemo I went through a few years back… it turned my straight hair a bit curly when left to air dry. But the lack of styling has left me wanting to do something with it. So, here comes my hair wrap, named "Desert" because I now live in southern Arizona and the color I am using to work this up is a sort of peachy pink that reminds me of our sunsets!
It is essentially alternating rows of stitches, forming a two-row repeating stitch pattern. I initially did it so my rows ran the length of it, but I quickly discovered a problem. I can't seem to count accurately to 300, no matter how carefully I counted my chain stitches. After frogging three times, I said the hell with it and changed it to move along the width instead. It goes a whole lot faster then!!
I am using RedHeart LusterSheen in Flamingo, which is a color I am not even sure they make anymore. I have a few skeins of it and I love the feel of it. It's a lightweight yarn (weight 2) but, as a hair wrap, I think it will drape well. I am probably going to try it in a lighter sock yarn too, as well as worsted weight one, too. It's going to be LONG so it is kind of a slow going project when heape upon motherhood and school work!