Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It isn't that I didn't like my long hair, I actually did (more than I ever thought I would like having long hair). But I was sick of it, sick of having to dry (at least part of) it every morning. Sick of having to tie it back all the time and then having that annoying ponytail bump when it got so painful I had to take it out. Sick of catching myself unknowingly playing with it while I worked at my computer. I didn't (and don't) want to be one of those girls that plays with their hair all the time. So for all of those reasons, it got the chopped. Plus everyone in my family and my husband have said that when they picture me in their heads, I have short hair (I may as well have short hair then!).
Moving on to more important things, knitting. The palette scarf that I finished a week or more ago was knit with some local (New Zealand anyway) merino wool. It is worsted (or 8 ply as they call it here) weight. The pattern called for fingering (or 4 ply), but I couldn't find any that I liked so I adapted the pattern. Instead of casting on 31 stitches, I think worked 27 instead. Then I just worked the lace pattern as normal for the length that of 2 hanks (that I hand rolled into balls - liz).
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
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The weekend hail storm didn't finish the garden, but the frost over the last two nights certainly has! Yesterday we scavenged the garden and harvested what we could. However other things didn't make it. Good-bye lettuce, good-bye spinach, good-bye basil (I think he took it the hardest), good-bye brussel sprouts (that never produced). The cilantro and green onions are still hanging in there, but I doubt that will last much longer if these cold temps keep up. Last night it got down to -3 C, 26 F (that is cold for people in a country without double glazed windows or insulation or central heating...)
On a positive note, all this cold weather has got me a knitten with some New Zealand merino wool - oooohhh so soft. I need many more hats and scarves!
Friday, May 02, 2008
*this pattern has now been added as a free pdf download on ravelry
Thursday, May 01, 2008
It's been 3 months and neither blue or I have seen hide nor hair of little arm man... until today.