Thursday, January 31, 2013

Headbands


My grandmother taught me how to Knit and crochet as a child, and I discovered that I rather enjoyed it.  There are a number of things out there that one can knit or crochet, but I enjoy creating things that have practical purposes.  Headbands are one of those.

Up until two years ago, my hair was always long - usually below my waist.  I love the feel of my hair much like I love the feel of long falling fabric.  During the 90’s I wore my hair in a headband almost every day so that I could feel the length, but still keep it out of my face.  I had not, however, begun to make headbands; they were all store-bought.

In high school, headbands were out of style and the claw clips were in.  I used those and barrettes, but though my hair was thick, it was also slippery.  The clips and barrettes wouldn’t usually last a whole day and I was constantly dealing with my hair.  

I noticed recently (in the past few years) that knit and crocheted clothing accessories have really come into style, and decided to try my hand at a few simple headbands.  Simple, because flowers aren’t my style.  The result?  I am back to wearing headbands most days.  They’re just so practical.  They also look appealing enough.  It’s a little more fun, now, too, with being able to make my own designs and thus make exactly what I want.  (I am also missing my long hair and growing it out again.)

I am thankful for headbands, that God created a way to accessorize that’s actually practical, and that I can alter to express my own “style.”  (My friends might laugh at that.)  I can even use it for a ponytail holder in a pinch.  It is such a simple thing, but very useful in its own right.  It is fun to marvel at the fact that God imagined all of these things and planned for them long before He created the world.  Thank You, Lord, for being detail-oriented!

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