I am joining with Carole and friends today to share a few tidbits from my brain this week.
I loved Bridget’s paparazzi comment yesterday, but the truth is those glasses are hiding my Allergy Eyes… is it just me or does the pollen seem at an all-time high this year?
The other thing that many of you commented on was the length of my hair. I had a hair appointment in May that I had to cancel due to our trip to Michigan and I have yet to reschedule that appointment. But!! I have been contemplating pulling a Vicki and not going until the fall.
Reclaiming yarn from a sweater is usually not a day-long task… unless you are reclaiming yarn from a sweater that you knit with double strands. My task today is to skein the yarn up so it can have a bath to get the kinks out! Oh, and not one minute of sadness entered the equation in ripping that sweater out – it was a poor decision to knit it in the first place (sometimes jumping on that Bang Out a Sweater Bandwagon is just wrong!) The yarn is about to get new life in a new sweater!
Those are my things, pitiful as they might be! What’s rattling around your brain today?
The pollen count tells me that it’s mainly grass pollen and it is very high, and my eyes also agree. I’ll be glad when they stop feeling itchy, gritty, and tired. Your hair looks great, as does that ripped sweater. Hopefully it will be reknit in a better version that will make you happier!
I had to go back to yesterday’s post to see Bridget’s comment – haha. I think your hair looks great too (of course, this from someone who honestly can’t remember when I last had my hair cut – yikes!!). So what sweater did you “un-bang?” Hopefully you will knit up something more satisfying. The color of that yarn is yummy – sort of cafe au lait.
Being allergic to pollen is one of the reasons we moved to a tropical island. In the Netherlands, it got worse every year. Banging out sweaters never ends well.
I realized yesterday that my hair had gotten quite long. My daughter used to cut it for me (she’s a make-up artist and a hairdresser), but she lives 5000 miles away from me now…
I got my hair cut about two weeks ago, but it had been since sometime last year since I last got it cut, so I’m the last person to talk about putting off a hair appointment!
One of many things I love about knitting is that, provided it hasn’t been felted, nothing is ever permanent. You can always rip and reknit. I’ve pulled out an old sweater that I need to do just that with. It never fit great (just a tad too short), and the yarn was from a company I no longer support, so I’m going to reuse it for some charity knitting.
I’ve managed to not get around to cutting my hair for about 15 months now… and I desperately need to do something about it. It’s at that stage where it gets caught in my armpits when I sleep. Ack! But, if I wait just a few more months it should be long enough to donate. We’ll see if I can stand the terror of waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to move my head because I’m laying on my hair.
I’m growing my hair out right now (just a little bit), but – at this point – I need even more frequent haircuts because layers + humidity + hundreds of cowlicks. 😉 I ripped out my Carbeth, too. It is a unique looking design — with lots of problems once you actually get to the wearing (lack of shoulder structure, for one thing). You’ll make much better use of that yarn now that it’s been released from the bondage of Carbeth! XO
Allergy-eyes, schmallergy-eyes, we all know the truth … 😉
We’ve had rain this week and thankfully it has knocked down most of the pollen! I like your hair longer and good for you on reclaiming that yarn.
i did the carbeth cardigan and still love it, the yarn i used does tend to pill and i will make another one one day…..don’t give up on carbeth totally
The pollen count is high around here too. I say rip out a sweater that doesn’t make your heart sing. I have reclaimed yarn a time or three and find it very satisfying once I’ve completed the process. A double stranded knit deserves bonus points though – just saying.
Sunglasses are my absolute favorite photo prop – eyes are, let’s be honest, the worst when it comes to photos! …and I’m all in for the longer hair!
but truly – curious minds – did I miss what you’re planning for that reclaimed yarn? it’s lovely! and I think it would be really special knit single stranded …
It has been *quite* the allergy season, I’d say. Seems like everyone in my house has had a harder year than usual. And now the cottonwood is starting to fly. Looks like ‘snow in summer,’ so to speak! I get my hair cut about every 6 months…long hair is easy that way, I think. Though my hairdresser would love to see me trim it up a little more often! The ends do get a bit ragged. And I love your attitude about ripping out the sweater. That’s a good one to project in ALL areas of our lives, right?! Life’s too short to beat ourselves up for ANYTHING.
I love your hair!! My “hair cuts” lately are definitely more along the lines of “a trim”! I’ve always preferred long hair and have lately been growing it out even more. Even with the most recent trim, my hair is longer than it’s ever been in my life. (Hello, 60!) I do nothing to it except wash it a couple times a week, blow it a little with the dryer, and spritz a little hairspray on that *one* spot — and if it gets unruly, there are always a dozen hair bands in my purse. Haha. Anyway, it’s long, thick and super healthy, and maybe someday I’ll do something drastic and donate it! Maybe… someday…
Lots of “what and sees” here. It is kinda nice when hair gets to a point that a missed appointment doesn’t look so terrible.
I get my hair cut every 5 weeks but now I’m going every 6 weeks so I can get a bit of length. I used to go once or twice a year when my hair was longer. Yay for you reclaiming your yarn that is more knitting mileage for your money.