Sunday, January 15, 2017

Princess Leia Bun Head Band- Knitting Tutorial


Ok. This is my first self-written knitting pattern, so please be gentle with me!!!


My sister requested this headband pretty much the second I learned how to knit. I couldn’t afford the patterns that are all over the web, so I decided to try my hand at making my own.


US 7 size straight needles

Worsted weight yarn (364 yards) <~ You won’t need this much, but it’s always nice to have a backup!

Tapestry Needle

Fiber Fill



Cast on 20 sts using long tail cast on method.

*knit row 1 & 2

Purl row 3 & 4

Repeat from *

Continue until headband is correct length. Make sure to “measure” it around your head periodically or measure. Divide the circumfrence in half and that is how long your headband needs to be. I have a large head, so mine was around 10” or more.

There should be a lot of stretch and give.

Bind off and sew seams together. Weave in ends.


Co 20 stitches using long tail cast on.

K row 1

P row 2

Continue until measures 24 inches.

Bind off, leave long tail.

To assemble:

Fold brown “tube” in half right sides in. Using the tail, sew the seam tightly. When finished, turn inside out.

Fill with fiber fill and stitch end close on an angle. Roll your braid using the angled end as the beginning (middle) of braid. Roll the braid tightly and stitch the edges together closest to the inside of the braid to hide your stitches.

Position your bun on the headband and tack stitch the bun tightly to it.

Repeat with second bun and enjoy!


I seriously loved making this. It was quite tedious but it was well worth it in the end!


Monday, January 9, 2017

What a world, what a world!

I am so sorry that I have been so incommuincado as of late. Life has a funny way of happening when you’re busy making plans.

As you know, last August I started college back up after a ten-year hiatus. Things were great for the first couple of months, as I was taking one class, then the other three classes would start up in October. Wow! That was a change. I went from a little homework to a LOT of homework and REALLY fast.

In October, Halloween happened.


And I rocked my rockabilly devil look at our annual Neewollah parade.

Also, our vehicles were broken into the day before this. They stole my husbands lunch box, my sons backpack with his trapper keeper in it, my purse along with my wallet and everything in it including the last $13 I had, my kids’ (and mine) social security cards, all my bank information and…. Get this….. My friggin rear-view mirror and the things I had hanging from it and that’s not all.

I live in a teeny tiny town where shit like this isn’t supposed to happen. To have something like this happen just a few walls away from where you sleep was really upsetting to me. They caught two of the three suspects and were able to recover some of my things. My purse and my sons’ backpack were not among the items recovered.

Meh. People suck sometimes.

So anyways. Over Halloween I learned how to knit.


It is my new thing. This Hogwarts house scarf was the first time I knitted for someone else. My friend Kimberly in Texas absolutely adored it, and that made the struggle worth it in my eyes lol.


I have since knitted myself a hat and cowl, and a few other things. I have more items on the horizon, so I am really looking forward to it.

Christmas sucked, as per usual. Just too much to do and not enough money to do it. Such is life. It was wonderful to spend it with family, and the weather was exceptional.

I haven’t painted my nails since Halloween… I’m thinking about doing it tomorrow, not sure.

Spring semester starts on the 17th and I am looking at 17 credit hours. Five classes. Oy vey!

I am honestly wondering if doing this blog is even going anywhere. I seriously doubt that anyone reads it anymore and that bugs me. Is there ANYTHING I can do to make it better? Please, I’m open to any suggestions.

So there’s my little rant. I hope to be able to make time to blog again. I really miss it, and I miss the people that have come to mean so much to me from our interaction on this page.

I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year.