Friday, May 30, 2008

Self-Portrait


Hi Knitters,
You know how all of those savvy bloggers take self-portraits while they are wearing their fantastic knitted garments? A lot of times I really like those pictures in the bathroom mirror because I think they are so real-looking and kinda cute. Well, I have two funny stories to share about the haircut I got yesterday so I tried to take a quick picture of myself in the mirror so you could see what I was talking about. This technique is not as easy as you might think, notice the crossed-eyes above...

...the side-winder glance...

...or the "Oh, I hurt my back" pose I actually created myself. I went to this young woman to get my hair did (that's a joke). She couldn't have been any nicer, but when I told her I wanted some bangs cut it seemed like she didn't know quite what to do. I ended up with a wispy strand of hair that was cut to hang down over my right eye and end at my cheekbone. Um, that's just not going to work for me I actually need to use my right eye on occasion. I talked to her and asked if she would cut a little more and a little more but it just wasn't going to happen. I knew exactly what I had to do when I got home. I pulled out some sharp scissors and went to town on my bangs. I cut and cut and cut. I like my new haircut, if I do say so myself. So after 2 1/2 hours and over $100 (that price included a highlight) I had to cut my own hair to get it right. Crazy, right?

Okay, one more quick story about my hair. My daughter had a friend over after school today. When her mom picked her up I was chatting away with her and she loved my haircut, which was sweet. Then she said, "Wow, your haircut is very becoming, you look like you have a job or something." That is too funny, I can't stop laughing about that reaction. I told my husband and he said he wasn't sure if that was compliment or not. Maybe I looked unemployable before? I love her and she is really sweet and only meant the best but that was just too funny not to share. I went to a friend's retirement party last night and she didn't even recognize me when I walked into the party. I guess I better work on this a bit. You take a shower,  get a haircut you give yourself, put on a little make-up and it's a whole new world out there. Too good.

I finished the first trekking xxl #134 pedi sock and I love this colorway. How cute is that? It is fresh and light and breezy. I hope to cast on the second right away. I have had a heavy, heavy load of work knitting I have been tackling this week so I don't have a lot to share.

Melissa asked me to make sure I mentioned that SewBendy is actually run by her friend Jenn from Columbus along with herself. I am loving that little bag and I am thinking about ordering a couple more. There are some super cute new bags up, too.

Last of all, I hope to get my son to sit down with me to get the Bumble Bee hat up for purchase this weekend. Lofty, I know. Check back soon if you are interested.

I'll probably pop in this weekend sometime. Have a good one, dear Knitters.
best, susie

14 comments:

peaknits said...

Your haircut looks great - I chuckled imagining you cutting your own hair after spending an afternoon at a salon! So sounds like me:) Great sock(s)!

This Military Mama said...

Just so you know, it takes a few pictures to get a good self portrait. I take about 10 before I like any of mine haha!

Love the hair cut!

Anonymous said...

Oh you TOTALLY look like you have a job. Or something. ;-)

The pedi sock is adorable - I love how the stripes worked up, especially the pink over the gusset...PERFECT!

-Melissa (from SewBendy)

Suzette said...

I love the bangs. I thought of you this week when we had a book signing with Debbie Macomber. Guess who her media escort was? Your friend Jim! I love the new bag, of course I had to order one after I saw yours. I have emailed her about buying some for The Wool Cabin.
Suzette

Annie said...

you are too funny. very brave too to cut your own hair. love your "i hurt my back" pose. i've got the giggles now.

Gale said...

Your haircut is so very cute. Save the money and just DIY next time (lol)

iampeas said...

Susan - thanks so much for mentioning me too! I'm really glad that you're enjoying the bags, and that you're sending others our way.

Thank you so much!

Michelle said...

hair looks great, the sock does, too! It's such a refreshing colorway. the stripes remind me of popsicles all lined up:)

Betz White said...

Cute! I love it too...and I know all about the self portrait challenge. It was hard to not block my shirt I was trying to show with the camera! (p.s. your house looks cute, nice light!)

Beth said...

Love the haircut! I just got a new 'do too!

I'm sure I've just overlooked this somewhere, but where is that pedi sock pattern from? That is EXACTLY the kind of pattern I've been looking for. I love it! Is is the one from The Purl Bee?

Sara in WI said...

Darling haircut! "Do" it yourself! heehee. Inquiring minds in Wisconsin want to know which store (in Madison?) carries trekking xxl #134. I have to make those! Thanks!
Sara
sjk@mhtc.net

Susan said...

Hi Sara in Wi,
http://woolworks.com is where I ordered the yarn. I haven't seen trekking locally.

Hi Beth, The pedi sock is from the purlbee. I have linked the pattern on a couple of previous posts.

Thanks for writing.
susan

Wool Winder said...

I'd never trust myself to cut my own bangs. No way would they ever turn out as nice as yours.

Hilary said...

The one time in semi-recent history where I had bangs cut was a bona-fide disaster. I started growing them back out before I even left the salon. You are very brave.