I lopped off my hair for Beautiful Lengths, a program that makes wigs for cancer patients. You can’t see in this picture, but I also got some beautiful highlights. Very subtle, but nice. I almost wish I’d gone a little lighter, but it’s been so long since I colored my hair, I was timid.

I finished knitting the Flower Basket Shawl two weeks ago but didn’t have a chance to block it until yesterday. I got inspired because I pulled the wires out to loan to a friend (yes, you!). I decided that while they were handy — and since she wouldn’t get them for a day or two — I may as well bite the bullet and do it. It worked out wonderfully! I’m really pleased with this knit! I think I’m going to make a smaller scarf-like version as well with my leftover yarn.

During blocking:IMG_4857
Close-up of motif:IMG_4860
The final product:IMG_4874


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. twistedtexan
    May 31, 2009 @ 08:22:10

    I love your new haircut, and I love your shawl. Absolutely beautiful!

    And, erm, will you be at SnB Monday night?


  2. Ruth Broussard
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 16:57:08

    What a pretty shawl! The pattern is gorgeous, and I’m partial to teal.

    You should make more of these and try to sell ’em. I’d buy one (or 2 if also in magenta or purple)!


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