A headband for the open road

I woke up in Scottsboro, Alabama, this morning which is not just home to the Unclaimed Baggage Center, but also an easy drive to One Tranquility Base in Huntsville, Alabama, where the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is located.

One of my favorite things to do on a road trip is drive with the windows down.

When my youngest son was quite small, there was a video he loved to watch that featured a collection of songs sung by various Muppets. One of the songs included these words to live by:

Driving my truck, makes me happy, wind in my hair brings me luck, sitting up high, buddy, I feel so alive, when I’m driving my truck.

While I have turned in my truck (I did at one time drive a 1975 Toyota Landcruiser sans power a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g) for a Volvo station wagon, I still love the feel of the air on my face and in my hair when I drive down the highway.

What I don’t love is the aggravation of trying to comb the knots out of my hair after one of these open window adventures.

So today, while I sat under this Pathfinder Shuttle mock up:

the pathfinder shuttle mock up in huntsville alabama
The Pathfinder Shuttle mock up

and my son graduated from Space Camp, I got out a 5.0 mm hook, some Red Heart Super Saver yarn in light raspberry, and used Elizabeth Alan’s (aka The Lovely Crow) free pattern for a crochet project she calls the Genius Headband.

Before the graduation ceremony was finished, I had completed my first headband:

a pink open weave crochet hair band
I try my hand at the genius hairband

and was able to put it to good use on the drive from Huntsville, Alabama, to Edwardsville, Illinois:

my route from huntsville, alabama, to edwardsville, illinois
One route from Huntsville, Alabama, to Edwardsville, Illinois

I was so impressed with the ease and clarity of Elizabeth Alan’s headband design, that I am putting some of the adorable baby booties she has designed (the patterns for which are available for sale at her etsy shop) in my queue.

Maybe if I crochet booties, I will get some grandchildren to fill them.

2 thoughts on “A headband for the open road

  1. Hey, you drove past me. 🙂

    I love that headband. It’s so cute! Totally added to my Ravelry queue. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing your crochet experiences with us. I really look forward to your adventures and photos each day. I have to laugh because before finding this blog I did not have a stash of yarn. I’d finish a project and go to the next. Your fabulous creations and crochet energy have so inspired me that I have to admit I now have a stash and have a number of projects waiting to be tackled and a few in progress. Thanks again.

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