Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stockard Channing Hair and Pencil Thin Brows

*I walked in to the salon for an eyebrow wax and left with a spontaneous haircut. The stylist asked me what I thought of the cut and style. I told her I thought I looked like a fat Rizzo. Not that a fat Rizzo is a bad thing. Just saying--Fat Rizzo.
Rizzo Hair?

I like the cut and how it looks in the picture. The swoopy sticky up bits are keen and I can make it work for me, but the style right out of the chair was a little, er, voluminous. I drove back to work with one hand and combed product out of my hair with the other rather than face my co-workers with specter of Tall Hair. Then I spent the rest of the evening doing my hair impersonation of Stockard Channing.

*I finished a pair of gift socks last night for a friend undergoing radiation treatment and put them in the mail this morning. Hopefully the recipient will have them soon. The yarn is Cascade Heritage Handpainted. It is lovely and soft. The colors aren't pooling. It seems like it will be a sturdy yarn, but only time will tell on that one. I made a size 10.5 mens, but I am a little wary of the chart I used. It seemed a little short. Hopefully the recipient has narrow feet.

*I finished the neck edge of the Estes Vest this morning, seamed the sides this evening and finished one attached i-cord around the armhole. The recipient showed up unexpectedly so I was able to verify the fit and get a quick picture if I promised to leave her head out of it. It looks a little wonky because only one seam is sewn. Better pictures when the garment is finished.


*I have been back and forth the last several days over whether or not to start a birthday present sweater. Should I? Shouldn't I? Do I have time before birthday? Should I? Shouldn't I? I have settled on shouldn't. While I would love to give a sweater as a gift, my real motivation is to have the excuse to shun other knitting commitments (a few remaining Christmas gifts, shop samples and test swatches). I exchanged the yarn I had for a smooshy gray-brown color that Scott wanted to use for his own sweater. So naturally I started thinking about how I'm going to appropriate Scott's new yarn and make myself something nice, like an EZ sweater. Should I? Shouldn't I? Should I? Shouldn't I?