Sunday, August 05, 2007

Now you see it

Now you don't.

Those of you familiar with Delta summers may think the heat motivated me to chop of my locks. Actually, I donated the 11 inches to Locks of Love, a charity which makes wigs for children with cancer. Check out the site and if you can, try growing your hair. It's a painless way to give.

As my hair got shorter, my knitting has gotten longer. Imade some progress on the Fancy Silk Socks. I'm considering ripping them out. They are a bit big in the leg and I like my socks to be a bit tighter fitting. My next pair of socks will definitely be the Widdershins again, just so I can fully dissect a toe-up heel flap sock. The more I knit top down socks, the more I love my toe-ups.

Even though the socks are still growing (inspite of the thoughts of frogging), the Lotus Blossom is sadly on hold. Well, actually, it's not sad the Lotus Blossom is on hold. I've begun the baby sweater for baby Kay-Kay, my goddaughter's little sister. I must knit fast. She's due in just four short little weeks.

P.S. I finished the first set of singles in the bamboo. I think I've figure out how it wants to be spun. I think I'm doing a long draft, but honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just drafting out very long, turning sideways so I have enough room to draft. This is working much better than the inchworm technique I was using before. I think it is time for me to invest in Alden Amos's spinning tome.

7 comments:

sweetpea85 said...

your hair looks beautiful!! Do you like it? How does Italian like it?

Trish said...

The hair looks great!

Anonymous said...

I love the hair! Tres chic!

Sarah

olympiablue said...

love the new cut!

paula said...

I love your haircut

Diane Thornton said...

love the cut, wish you had a photo of the pony tail before you donated it. Who did the cut? I know Scott at Hi Gorgeous does free Locks of Love haircuts Mondays for future reference.
As for the heel flap toe ups. I remain a lover of short row heels. everytime i tell myself to try the heel flap I get to that certain point and back out. Maybe I don't need to tinker with it because short row heels look good and wear well in this family. Maybe I am a creature of wicked habit and am loath to change my ways?

Anonymous said...

you look so much like your mother, love you, papa clover