There is a knitting technique called "I cord" As non knitters reading this, you might be wondering what the heck I am going on about. So here:
The I-cord is a tube knitted in the round with two double-pointed
needles. Elizabeth Zimmermann named it the Idiot Cord in honor of her
accidental discovery of the simple technique. The I-cord is a perfect
example of her attitude toward knitting: let it be fun, free of needless
complications, and full of discovery. In this picture from The Opinionated Knitter
a wonderful collection of her newsletters, Elizabeth wears an I-cord
attached to her glasses. Once you learn to make one, you'll be
searching around for anything that might be improved with an I-cord.
I wanted to copy a pattern of a hat I saw that looked like a brain. So, I made the hat, in pink, like the picture I was copying. But I couldn't make myself do the brain part in pink. It was too weird. Too gross. Too close to home. Too much the color of bubble gum or Pepto Bismol.
I had this really colorful yarn lying around, and I decided to start making a long i-cord, thinking that I would make the brain multicolored, and fun. One small problem. With yards of i-cord, and a floppy hat, how would I ever be able to attach it all? I tried placing the hat on a baby doll's head, but that didn't work too well. I searched Styrofoam heads, and found a place that sells them. Perfect solution!
I have pinned on most of the i-cord I have knitted so far. I need to make some more so I can complete the hat.
Here is what I have so far: Don't I have a cool brain!