Monday, April 8, 2013
Yes, it was finally time to stop getting my dread extensions put in ... it's been 7 years now of continuous dread changeovers every 3 months, and my scalp definitely needs a rest!
So I decided to grow my own dreads instead, and extend them with wool when they're long enough. I think my hairdresser was even sadder than me ;) I must say, I feel weird without them on the back of my head - today I'm feeling decidedly naked and a bit vulnerable! Pathetic :P
But I made her slightly happier by changing the colour in my fringe to Peacock ;)
In other news, I finished off these infinity scarves/cowls last weekend (I think I need to start calling them 'infinity scarves' rather than 'cowls', because the latter is confusing some people!).
I was meant to weave 2 in purple and black - one double-length for sale, and the other a single length for myself. Well, I ran out of purple and didn't have another other suitable wool - so the red is in scratchy Hunters Of Brora wool. Looks gorgeous, but will be worn purely for marketing purposes. Of course, I have had a lot of interest in the red, so I've ordered some (softer) red from Bendigo Woollen Mills. The purple has already been sold - and I haven't even finished it off yet!
And this has been my weekend project - a dish cloth for Anita. I've never woven with so many ends before (311) with anything so fine (Cottolin 22/2), so it's been a different experience. I stuffed up the number of heddles too, but that will be the subject of a separate post ;)