Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Flashy Crafty Headwarming Giveaway

It's that time of year again. The time when the sun goes down at 4:30 pm, and I'll probably be running in the dark and cold until March. Thankfully, I am running again, but I am doing other things to round out my muscles. I think my physical therapist was fantastic, but I don't want to see him again if I can avoid it. Tomorrow is my longest race this year, and my first race in a long time, the Mayor's Turkey Day Run 10k in Kenosha. More on this later (as well as finishing up my adoption series). Much to do.

Back to topic at hand. There's a guy running in my neighborhood that scares me when I drive because I can BARELY see him until I am practically on top of him. I've 'seen' him twice. He wears red, black and NO reflective gear. Good for you for running, but don't be stupid. It is dark out there.

When trolling through the yarn area at the store the other day, I was so excited to find that Red Heart makes a reflective yarn. And in lots of colors. So excited.

Look at all the colors and possibilities.
Check out how cool they are. With the flash on they reflect everywhere. There was a pattern on the package so I bought the same colors and made a couple of headbands.

No flash. I swear by those pocket guides.

Will the flash on. Super cool!
You may wonder when I have time to be so crafty. My answer is in two parts. These are fast to make, and I don't sit still well. I never thought I would be a crocheter or a knitter. My mom was and I didn't understand. Now I do. It's rhythmic, it can keep me awake when the day is long, and it keeps my hands busy. I don't make big or involved things, but I do have a sense of accomplishment in a short time. It is rather mindless. Considering I feel like I get nothing else done, it helps.

Blue trim.

Purple trim. 

Flash on! Look at Me!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and giving in general, I am doing a little giveaway. The winner will get to pick two colors, and I will make them two headbands, one in each color trim. One is to keep and one to give. In order to enter, leave a comment on the colors you would choose, who you would give the other headband to and follow the blog if you haven't already. The giveaway will end on  midnight Sunday 11/30, and a winner will be picked using a random number generator on Monday (Remember, the headbands are handmade so they are not perfect, unless perfect means flashy and cozy. I have worn mine around the house.)

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Love these! I would like orange and magenta. I would give the other one to Kim Skaff :). Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. that is the coolest yarn ever!! I love the teal and purple you made. I'd probably give my second one to one of my girlios...

  3. I need RED and something.....anything. I would give my extra to my BRF-Gail.

  4. I hope you had a fun race!!!!

    I would pick orange and purple. One for me and one for my bestie Gina. :)

  5. I really love the color combo you made! Or something bright and obnoxious with orange and pink or something like that :)

  6. purple and gray, my Mr. 7 probably wouldn't like it, so I will go with Kelly M

  7. Barb Butler
    blue and gray or pink and gray. Chris Lopez

  8. I would pick orange and teal and give the other one to my friend Kelly.

  9. I would pick orange snd pink. I might consider giving both away. =)

  10. I would take yellow and black and give the other to my daughter