My Running Turban

I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve posted up any kind of finished project on the blog.  After finishing this little headband turban about 2 weeks ago, I wanted to make a point of taking some pre-run pictures to share with you all.

I don’t think you guys have seen me (ever!) without my glasses.  Contacts bother my eyes, but I manage to wear them whenever I’m doing exercise of any kind.

I knit this headband-turban up in 2-3 days using a worsted weight yarn.  This would go even speedier if you used a thicker, chunky weight yarn.  My fellow Chicagoan-Blogger-Knitter-Sewer, Gail of Today’s Agenda, knit her lovely version up in 1 day using a Bulky weight yarn.  Did I mention how lovely hers is?!

The yarn I used is a wool-acrylic blend from my local JoAnn’s store.  It’s nothing terribly fancy which is perfect for using this headband as a running accessory.  I can throw it in the washer & drier without any guilt once it gets dirty.  And given how quick it was to knit up, I could always whip another one up if needed.

The pattern I used is a free one that I found on Ravelry called Turban(d).  Those non-Ravelry folks can use this link to grab the free pattern.  This is an easy pattern for all you beginners out there; all you need to know is a knit stitch, purl stitch, and how to slip a stitch.  You don’t even need to work in the round to do it; it’s all done flat and then seamed together at the bottom at the very end.

The only downside to this is that I should have used a 100% wool yarn instead of a blend.  Yes it’s good for the wash, but it’s bad since it’s not as warm as it could be in the cold, windy Chicago weather.  I guess I’ll just have to make another one.  :)

P.S.  I managed to run a fatty 2.5 miles today.  heh  I’m building myself up to running 3 miles which shouldn’t be too bad now that I’ve managed to run this distance.  I’m doing my first race (since forever ago) the first Sunday in November.  So once I get 3 miles down I can start working on improving my pace.  *hip hip*

Are any of you guys also runners or have done a 5k this year that have some good wisdom to impart on me?

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