Bad Knitter

I have been trying very hard to not buy any more sock yarn until Maryland Sheep and Wool. I was doing very good and only buying patterns. But I am weak and a gave in to temptation. I saw some new sock yarn over on some one’s blog (not naming names as an enabler am I?) And well, I just had to go and check out the new store. Woolgirl is fantastic if you love indie dyers. And I love indie dyers.

I restrained myself in my ordering though. The festival is coming up in only about 3 weeks. So I ordered on Friday and the order arrived today. I ordered enough for 4 pairs of socks. I ordered Oceanwind Knits merino in color called Poppy. (I forgot to take a picture of it but it is gorgeous.) I also ordered some Sereknity in Petunias which may become socks for my mother. (She has been bugging about making her a pair.) There is also a skein of Yarn Pirate‘s super wash in a color called Panama. (I had to have since I once lived in Panama and the colors made me homesick.) I fell in love with the colors in Stonebarn Fibers Anglea. Pink and black. How could I resist? (And it is sold out already!!!)


And Jennifer also tucked in to the order a small stitch marker shaped like a sheep. The little lamb has pink and black spot son him. It is soo cute!!!

I have been having problems finding some one in my area who really understands curly hair. The beauty school was nice but you never got the same person twice. And they kind of did what they wanted to. I have had several other hair dressers who were good for a while and listened to what I wanted as to cut and hair color. But after awhile it seems like they stop listening. I know that other people with straight hair have similar issues.

Well, yesterday, I went to a salon that was recommended by a friend of my mother’s who was a hair dresser herself before opening a children’s shoe store. The shop is normally not open on Mondays but Gigi has to go out of town this weekend so she was open yesterday to take care of a few clients. My appointment was at 10 am and I didn’t leave there until 12:30. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and she played with my hair first. She was honest about the build up of color at the ends and that the best way to get rid of it was to cut my hair short. I personally do not like my hair short and I need to keep it long enough to pull back for fire calls. We comprised in the middle with it being just long enough to pull back but still much shorter than I am normally comfortable with. We also did a treatment that picked up quite a bit of the build up that was left still on my hair. The treatment was not as harsh on my hair as stripping it would be.

I am going back next week for “corrective color” to try and get my hair back to something closer to its natural color. Gigi claims that the hair dye she uses will hold and cover gray. Since I am going to be paying an arm and a leg for this process, I am going to hold her to her word. My hair grows fast and most colors do not hold. My hair color right now is too dark for my skin but the red in it is the right shade. She was thinking something more along the lines odf a copper red. I will post photos afterwards.

(I just went and grabbed lunch from my local shop and none of the guys in there even realized that I had my hair cut short. Well, Sayid did but he notices things. There were quite a few of the regulars in there today too. Even the guy I used to date was there and he didn’t notice. I normally wear by hair up but today it is down and all of them have seen it down before. I guess it will take them a few days to notice.


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9 responses to “Bad Knitter

  1. Emy

    It’s hard to find someone to cut curly hair! So many people want to blow it out and straighten it. šŸ˜› I found my girl after someone came to SnB with hair similar to mine. I asked her who did her hair, and the rest is history. You should come out here and get your hair cut. šŸ˜‰

    Speaking of which, I desperately need to make an appointment. It’s getting ridiculous…I just can’t decide whether I want to keep growing it, or go short again.

  2. Your hair looks super cute and the person looks like they did a good job. I am just jealous of your curly hair. ( says the girl who slept on hair rollers all of her high school life.)

    Hehehe And I hear the words of a a little black pot on enabling.

  3. Tempting yarn, but I seriously have pushed my yarn budget already. I never thought I’d be the kind of knitter to have a stash, but sock knitting turned me to the dark side.

    When I was getting my hair cut a couple of weekends ago, my stylist and I were chatting and she said that most people don’t like their own hair. Very interesting. I like what she did to your hair. The colors have depth. It must be good dye.

  4. I love the yarn that you bought. I saw a post about the woolgirl as well and I was so tempted, but I have more yarn than I can carry with me and I hate to store it in the container.

    I love your pictures of Frederick…used to live there and love the downtown and the old parts of town, so it was kind of like seeing someplace you are familiar with.

    I also enjoyed reading your blog, and next time I am in town, I will have to check out the two LYS.

    I hope I can make it to Maryland Sheep and Wool, although it don’t look good for me.


  5. You’ll have to post an “after” picture of your hair!

  6. Well, they say that admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery, right? beat me to the post on your Woolgirl shipment. I took the pics, but I thought I’d make mine post about the pretties my Eye Candy Friday. My little sheep stitchholder has many spots on it! Aren’t they cute?

  7. Oh – and I’d can’t wait to see the hair picture!

  8. I chopped ten inches off my hair two years ago and, except for Rudi, none of the guys down here noticed. Women immediately commented — and one coworker didn’t recognize me. Weird, huh?

  9. We seem to have the same issues with our hair – we must be long lost sisters indeed šŸ˜‰ I have naturally curly hair too, and most hairdressers tend to mess it up completely – and if there’s one that doesn’t, then I’ll have to pay a fortune. The same goes with colors – I think the red you chose is just perfect for your hair color, so very beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the “after” pictures!