|Don't talk to me...I'm too hungover.|
So I'm still making turbans. And I have to admit, my February turbans are kicking January's turbans' butts. Not to play favorites or anything...I would NEVER do that with craft projects. (OK, yeah, I totally would...especially because not everything I make is cute. What? It's not like they're my children!)
I started out my turban headband exploration in January with knitting--worked in a long strip, the knitted turbans have ribbed edges that snugly fit your noggin. I tie the strip in a knot to make the classic turban silhouette, and then seam the edges together to put the whole thing in the round. Simple, cute, fun. I like it.
|A knitted turban on a wintry day|
But then last month, a coworker showed me her storebought turban she'd purchased years ago, never to find another one again. Desperate for a replacement (this thing had apparently been worn to death), she commissioned a new one from me. Though it was...crocheted! Something I know how to do but really don't do very often. Crochet produces a rather thick, textured fabric, and I always kind of prefer the look and feel of smooth knit stitches. But for a headband? Why the hell not! Crochet made perfect sense. So I whipped one up in a couple of hours and handed it off to my coworker, who was quite happy to now have two of her all-time favorite headband. And so I made more...one for my b-day gals, Julie and Nicole, and another went to Anna last week, and then my coworker ordered another, and I have been crocheting up a storm since then. Usually while watching Chopped All-Stars, sitting on my derriere at home.
These things have been flying out of my house so fast, in fact, that I haven't even had a chance to photograph them. So a couple mornings ago, I woke before work and decided to take some photos, OF MYSELF, like a total nerd, just so I can get these puppies listed on Etsy. What did I learn from this photoshoot? If you are over 30, you should never take a close-up photo of your face in full sunlight within the first hour of being awake. Or maybe ever. Which is why I pulled out the Elton John sunglasses, which blissfully cover approximately 70% of my face.
|Goodbye Yellow Brick Road...|
Needless to say, only one of the headband turbans made it up to Etsy, and the rest of the photos have been burned. These ones I found to be hilarious--good examples of how a turban headband can make you look like a glamorous hungover divorcee, or like a boho hippie begrudgingly watching the sunrise. The choice is yours! Though I do highly recommend large glasses and a slightly annoyed attitude. It helps the overall look.
All of that being said, if you want one of these amazing crocheted turbans--which I can make in any color of the rainbow--just write a comment or send me an email or something. It'll be a few days at least before I can muster up the courage to attempt another photo shoot, so if you "need" one now, we can make it happen. Promise!