I finally got my hair done! Emily Maker at Salon Bravissimo in Sacramento did it. I’m quite pleased with the cut and color. My hair is still pretty dark (I changed my mind) and it has red and violet tones to it. Not that you can really tell in these pictures… I took them on a whim after 8 so I played with them on Photoshop because they were a bit dark.
We’re almost done painting my room. I need to paint the closet and my mom is going to do touch ups around the molding. I’m hoping to be moved into my room by next week.
I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since I last updated. This whole having-no-desk-while-everything-is-in-boxes-and-being-in-the-guest-bedroom thing is really messing with my productivity. I haven’t been getting any knitting done. I still read my blog feed but I haven’t been commenting because typing is awkward when you have your laptop actually on your lap. I meant to have my cardigan pattern finished by now so that I could get test knitters, but I haven’t sat down and fixed the math errors and added the stuff that I just plain old left out. I need a work space!
Where’s the summer weather at, Nor Cal? This picture is from last summer. I finally made an appointment to get something done with my hair. I thinking of going back to this hair color or maybe something redder. My hair is currently a shade darker than this and badly faded. The red tones are always the first to go.
P.S. Anyone in the greater Sacramento area know of a good thrift store with furniture or a good second hand furniture store? I’m on the hunt for a desk and I’m not having much luck. I have found two 1930s chest of drawers, a 1930s vanity, and a 1950s bedroom set. Too bad my room is way too tiny for any of that with a queen sized bed and drum set. I just can’t seem to find the right desk.
Now all I have to do is figure out where the sweater is packed away and where the needles are boxed up. Ick. All of my stuff is still in boxes from moving from school to my parents’. I’m currently kicking it in the guest bedroom because my mom and I are repainting my old bedroom. All of my things are boxed up in the garage. I guess my room is currently my big craft project. Not a lot of knitting has been happening since I got back to California.
I found these jeans at a thrift store in Tacoma months ago. I was looking for jeans to turn into cut offs and I found these babies. They were unworn which is weird because I’m fairly certain that they are 15+ years old (based on their lack of spandex and their given size in relation to fit). At first I was planning to make them into cut offs but then I decided they were too awesome to chop. After that I was thinking of making them into pencil leg jeans that hit at the ankle like I usually wear. I’m not sure if I could fit them so they looked right and still be able to bend my knees because all of my jeans with that leg cut are stretchy. Today I finally decided to just wear them. The deciding factor was actually the fact that it was raining (thank you Place County for imitating the state I just left) and all of my cold weather clothes are still in boxes from my move down the coast. The legs are definitely growing on me.
In other news, my hair still needs to be dealt with and I applied to work at my favorite craft store. Cross your fingers.
To start things off, I want to say thank you to all of my readers. I just hit fifty followers on Google Reader and that gives me that happy-shiny feeling. Thank you everyone!
Now for the knitting… There were quite a few posts about entrelac during KnitCroBlo. I thought I’d share my first project with entrelac, Quant.
When I found out that I was going to go to college in Washington (I’m back in California now if anyone was wondering. Yay summer break!), I realized that I had almost no useful knit accessories for cold weather. I hurried myself aver to my LYS and bought a variety of brightly colored wool yarns. I picked out some patterns and got to work. This guy was made with Taos by Crystal Palace Yarns. The entrelac looks intimidating, but it’s quite easy when you read how to do it. I wouldn’t want to try it with out following a pattern, though.
I wore this quite a bit during my freshmen year of college, but it stretched it out of shape and it never really bounced back. I need to find someone with big curly hair to pass it on to.
Check out that sweet purple that used to be in my hair!
What’s missing? Button bands and a neck band. I ran out of yarn. I knew I should have gotten that extra skein of yarn. Oops. Because of this, I’ve already cast on cardigan #3. I’m testing out the smaller size. I’m going to wait to order the last skein I need for the above cardigan until I’m at my parents’ because Jimmy Beans ships so quickly.
Thank you for all the good luck wishes and/or sympathy about my finals! I have one left tomorrow and then it’s packing time.