The cabled band is a head band kit purchased in 2008 Penninsula to Pier shop hop at Yarn Paper Scissors in Burlingame. The yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca’s alpaca and silk blend (50/50). When I reached the length of the head band I kept knitting till the full skein of yarn was finished. Then I picked up on one edge with the variegated yarn – Ellen’s Half Pint Farm’s merino wool, left over from Gartered Stripes. I increased on both sides every other row for shaping. Edging is garter stitch in Noro Silk Garden, left over from De Colores. Neck line is crochet slip stitch in Noro Silk Garden.
So I didn't end up with a practical headband and can't claim that I made a project out of something I purchased in the shop hop. But I used up a full skein of yarn in a nice cable pattern, used up left over from two other projects. Now I have this garment that I will most likely never wear. I say it's an accomplishment.