(1) I'm slow. This has been previously established on numerous occasions. I blame ADD.
(2) This is knit in a ribbing pattern, with increases*** every other row, in the center of the row.
The pattern, available for free on T. Matthews Fine Art blog (and in a bulky-yarn version available here), uses four different increase patterns--M1B, M1F, KFB, and PFB.
***I don't know how to do these stitches. So, each time I come to the increase, I have to re-watch the YouTube video that explains the stitch. And maybe watch it two times, just to be sure. And practice on my sampler (see how much of a perfectionist I am?)
Pattern: "Morning Walk Headband Earwarmer" found on Ravelry (links provided above)
Yarn: Rozetti Yarns Tempest
Needles: size 6
This will eventually be my project to link up with Barbara at Cat Patches for her NewFO linky party. It is my new project for November--clearly won't be finished by the end of the month--no worries, winter is not even here yet.
Thanks to my sister for being my knitting cheerleader, and for teaching me about Ravelry. Thanks to Tamarra for being a willing learner, and for not making fun of me when I have to go back to YouTube every other row to re-learn a stitch I just did 20 minutes earlier. (And thanks to Monday Night Football for providing a convenient meeting place once a week.)
Here's to learning new things!