After many more trips to the frog pond, I finally found a pattern that I love! It's a 1 by 1 rib. I've always thought that I'd prefer to jam size 0000 dpns into my eyes rather than knit a 1 by 1 rib for 20 inches--but, this rib makes for an attractive, neat and tidy looking headband. And eventhough though I look very ham-handed doing the rib, I'm finding that knitting the 1 by 1 is almost relaxing and meditative. I'm not quite ready to knit a sock or scarf in it, but for 20 inches I can do it.
I'm in a rush to finish this headband because it's gonna get cold again and "significant" snow is on the way. YAY!
Gum chewing--noisy gum chewing--smacking gum chewing--hearing the spit form in your mouth gum chewing