i am blogging from work today, i have a deadline of this afternoon but i am tracking pretty well, so i thought i would take the time to write a quick post (hopefully i will also get some time today to read other peoples posts! google reader is getting a bit backed up!). and we are headed down the coast again tonight for another flyball comp and i wont be back till sunday night, so i’d best get on with it.
firstly, i have had my hair cut. so what, you say? well, its been a year. thats right, a whole 12 months since i stepped inside a salon. my hairdresser natalie even squealed ‘where have you been and what have you done to your hair’ when i walked in. this is what it was looking like:
just stupid long really. it mightnt look it here but its very thick and theres lots of it. its been fun to grow and see it getting longer, but you know its too long when you put it in a ponytail and get a headache. so today it looks like this:
a bit darker, a bit shorter. i love natalie, she is not afraid to chop into curly hair and she puts lots of layers in and strips a lot out, but manages to keep it still kind of long.
im pretty happy with the colour too. and she sells that magic moroccan oil stuff. if you havent tried it, and have hair that tends to frizz, get thee to a hairdresser now.
its taken me a while to realise that there is a point at which hair is too long, and i am still having trouble figuring out when is a scarf too long. this is the lily of the valley scarf that i am working on, in the amazing jade sapphire mongolian cashmere,
and my intention is to have this as something nice to wear at the conference in washington, with my otherwise standard black conference outfit. i made it one repeat thinner, because according to the specs in the book, i had about the same yardage, and the book said that the wider version used every last inch of yarn, and i like my scarves a bit thinner and longer. but this is the ball that just keeps giving, and i need to know when to stop. so i dug out the crack scales (this is the single most precious knitting gift ive ever been given, its made me into such a better knitter!) and weighed it so far
and then i weighed what i had left
and then i tried (stop laughing down the back) to weigh the border
because i want to use up all this yarn but still ensure i have enough for the edging. i think i can get another couple of chart repeats, and then the edging, and then surely it will be long enough. you cant have a scarf thats too long right? not a cashmere one anyway.