Tuesday, February 06, 2007


The shawl was finished last night. I have a few dishcloths to get done for a swap, a few as gifts and then I think I'll do "the Easiest Shawl Ever" for my mom in a pretty variegated mohair I bought from a seller in the UK on eBay. I've made this shawl before using Moonlight Mohair, a lot of it, but it looks very nice, although the lurex strand is a bit itchy. I should have bought more of the mohair to make myself one-oh well, I never get around to the "me" stuff anyway.

Here is the bad pic of the shawl I finished last night. This batch of boucle had several knots and was a bit darker than the first shawl I made, but it came out nicely and it's done-important part.

Yesterday, was cold as crap and just as cold today. I ran around all AM yesterday and never seemed to warm up til I crawled into bed last night at 9:00 AM and read for an hour. I am feeling better too-Yay for me!

Yesterday, I went for a haircut and thought about having some highlights done-something I hadn't done in about 18 years. Well, as some may know, I can be frugal as heck about some things and laying out $95 for my short hair to have highlights-screw that. I wanted something different and my curls make for not much, so I decided to have a semi-permanent color done. I complained of gray hair, but my "stylist" only found 2 in my whole head and laughed. She said the semi-permanent wouldn't cover the gray, but I didn't need to worry about that. I also have a spot, on my right back of my hair that lost all pigmentation when I was about 13. My mother accused me of dyeing it, bleaching it, etc., but after it never came back with any color, realized, I didn't. Sigh-always so wrongly accused. Anyway, that part was clear and never took any color and people tried. Well, it took it this time and, although that area didn't show terribly (curls help) and I was very used to it, it now seems weird to not see it hanging down on the right side. Here is a crappy, bad lighting (although I think the subject matter looks like crap anyway-self-pic in the bathroom mirror). I have also noticed that I have aged a lot in the past 5 years and when I look in the mirror, don't see it, but when I see a picture, blanch. I even gave ya a smirk!
It's windblown from yesterday, but I went a shade darker then I normally have. It's not remarkably noticeable, although it looks much healthier-or so I am telling myself for the $58 bucks I shelled out. So see, I'm not so frugal-getting paid is always a bad thing for me.

Off to drive Elena to school (I cannot wait at that bus stop again today) and then off to work. I have been bouncing off the walls so much plus the other stomach med has made it possible for me to have coffee again, which is so NOT what I need, but I want it. I am sure my boss is gonna be driven crazy by me today, but since he drives me bonkers everytime he calls or I see him (and yes, he calls when I am not there for me to telepathically find files, which for some strange reason, I can)-payback is a bitch isn't it?


Kari said...

Yay for feeling better.
It was supposed to get up to 17 yesterday, we never made it. Today it's supposed to be 27 and we're under a heavy snow warning.
Thanks for the pattern link I always forget that pattern when looking for shawl patterns.

Have a great day.

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

That shawl looks wonderful! I am very tempted to start a new project soon. I am like you are about my hair...I stopped doing stuff when it got so crazy expensive and grew out in two months.

Have a great day, and enjoy your recovered health!

Sue said...

Your hair looks great! Do a lot of people tell you that you look like Susan Sarandon? You look just like her in the pic!

Megan said...

Love the hair! It's cold as crap here today also- a whopping 16*. Brr!

Priscilla said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Your hair looks great, it curls like mine but I wear it a bit longer so it does not curl so tightly.
Great job on the shawl.

Deneen said...

Sue, people tell me that all the time and have for the past 20 years or so-it's the eyes.

Rosesandtea said...

You look great! Glad you're feeling better, too.

Mimi said...

I think it was worth it, you look fresh and fab! I am one who'd rather spend on craft supplies than on my hair. I feel like everytime I leave the salon I spent too much for something that wont be there the next day...not much can be done with my thin hair. I have only a few white hairs that hopefully dont need to be dyed in the near future.

Jaye said...

You look great, Deneen!

The shawl turned out fab! I so love that pattern. Can't wait to see how the other turns out. I'm just not sure about that other pattern and would love to see it in another fibre choice to be able to make up my mind for certain.

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