Tuesday, January 12, 2010

bits and pieces

With my hair the longest it's been in my adult life, I've been struggling a little to find ways to keep it out of my face. I discovered the Dutch braid this summer, which is basically an inside-out French braid, and that has saved me a lot of times, but I have this problem where my hair is really, really straight and slippery when it's dry. This means that I pretty much have to braid it when it's wet, and it also means that cute little Heidi braids (pigtails pinned over the head) and other hairstyles that use bobby pins and regular pins for support just don't work. Enter the amazing hairclip of doom. This morning, I did Dutch braided pigtails and put them in this clip, and it hasn't slipped all day. Hooray!

My other recent favorite is what I think of as the Lara Croft braid: high ponytail with plain old braid.

And, braids aside, I dressed up this morning so that I could wear my new Miz Mooz boots and felt incredibly cute all day despite the wool long underwear necessary to step outside. Like, it was 24 F this afternoon and everybody was like, "Mmm, balmy!" To think that at this time last year, I was in frickin' Bali.

The yarn is Socks That Rock lightweight in Oregon Clover Honey, bought at the amazing Churchmouse Yarn and Tea on Bainbridge Island with my dear mother. Right now I'm so incredibly obsessed with grey, a particular shade of olivey green, and the orange/red/browns like Oregon Clover Honey. Another color jag strikes again.

Except in my weaving project. Some of our yarn came today and I started measuring out my warp in Harrisville Highland wool. I'll have more pictures later in the week when we start weaving, but for now we just have our cones of beautiful, beautiful yarn. These are Highland wool in colors Pearl and Navy.

And hopefully with a little math

And a little work

I'll have more to share on that soon.

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