Taking inspiration from people you walk past or images you stumble upon is a fun way for me to gather ideas without panic buying things I probably wouldn't wear. And here are a few ladies that hit the right note for me, when it comes to working the drizzle of January;
Being the grandma that I am, I can't get enough of knitting right now, and taking the 'make it yourself' maverick approach to as much as I can these days, I decided to try my hands at a little piece that could fit nicely into a regular wardrobe, but brighten up an over cast day without looking like a snowman! Presenting to you wonderful people, my first knitted head band!
This was a really nice piece to make, I stuck with a simple repetitive pattern and just made up the design as I went along. It was so straight forward to knit that I could even watch American Horror Story without getting distracted and dropping a stitch!
This one in particular I made for a friend as a Christmas gift, but have also recently completed a grey cable knit one for myself and am working on a vintage inspired dark green number. It used up a small amount of wool, meaning I had tons left over, with which I played around and created some tiny knitted bows to put on hair slides as another gift. The design options with these beauties are endless, you really don't even need to buy a pattern, you can tailor the size, colour or stitches to suit yourself. With a short amount of time and with some basic knitting know how, you can produce some really lovely accessories to accompany your mid season outfits AND have something that nobody else will own.