Friday, April 20, 2012

A little Wingspan progress and a new-er "do"

Welcome, thanks for coming. If you read my blog last week and were distressed at my calling those socks Ugly...fear not, I did not give them that name...that was Paula. I actually love them because they are such a loud combination of colors...and, I have a shirt that perfectly matches the salmon color stripe. Thanks for all your nice comments on them.

This week I've been fighting the urge to start a new pair of socks. I promised myself I wouldn't start another pair until I get Rita's second sample sock done. I've been stalled on it for a couple of weeks because I laid it down and couldn't figure out how to start the heel flap. It's a toe up sock...have I mentioned that I'm not a big fan of the toe-up sock technique? meh, I could do without it myself but for the sake of showing off Rita's super-fabulous yarn I'll persevere.

I finally resorted to a trip down to A Grand Skein on Tuesday night.  Before Susan got there I spent about 30 minutes reading and re-reading the directions for the heel flap.  I believe I finally got a grasp on what I was supposed to do next, looked in my bag and realized that my 5th dpn was at home on the table beside my LittleDog's favorite chair. gah! At least I know where I left off now and can do the heel flap when I have a few minutes of quiet time.

I did get a few more rows done on the Wingspan shawl that Vivian is hosting the KAL for on Ravelry. There are some really pretty ones being posted there.
Last night I went over to a friend's house and she gave my sad haircut a tune-up. Yowza!

It's shorty-short, just the way I like it. Thanks so much to Kat, I got a gazillion compliments at work today. You rock lady!

If you'd like to see what some other creative peeps are up to these days hop on over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and Andrea will introduce you to a nice gathering of folks that are doing some awesome things with fiber.

Have a great week! See ya next Fiber Arts Friday.

14 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Wowza! Your hair is short! I bet it is sassy to see in person. I plan on visiting The Grand Skein on Thursday for the Yarn Hop. I'm going to try and visit as many of the area shops as I can that day. When I requested the day off of work, I asked for a knitting health day.

Heather Woollove said...

Ally--It's so nice to see photos of you (finally)!! Your short hair is awesome! I love it! XXO-

Dutch Hollow said...

Ooo a kaleidoscopic of colors for your shawl, I like it.

Love the hair cut, I miss having short hair, I want to chop mine off but I think the hubby might freak LOL

Dawn Friske said...

Love your haircut! Short & sassy! And your knitting is lovely too!

Vivian said...

Love your short hair! Will be so sassy and comfortable in the summer months.

Your Wingspan is coming along nicely. the color changes look great!

Voie de Vie said...

Lovin' the great hair cut! Looks really cool with the glasses. My hair is really long at the moment (for me - it's past my shoulders) so your short 'do is looking mighty tempting (although I haven't had it that short for while).

Nichole said...

SASSY hair cut!!!
Happy FaF!

Jeanny House said...

Hair tune-ups are great mood lifters, aren't they? I had one today. Great progress on the Wingspan.

Spinster Beth said...

The one thing I love about toe-up socks is the ability to adjust it to fit my leg exactly. I am not fond of turning the heel in the toe-up fashion, and I wish the toe would be sturdier ... but I love being able to knit up until I run out of yarn!

Love the haircut. Mine's actually a bit shorter ;-)

Carol said...

Can't wait to see your Wingspan on your site. What a great project that is. Good luck and I hope it comes out just the way you want it to.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The wingspan shawl and the new do both lok great

Kathryn Ray said...

I have not tried a top-down sock yet, so I guess I have to say I'm a fan of toe-up. ;-)

It's time for me to schedule a haircut. I was thinking about going short... but for me, that's shoulder length. lol.

Truly Myrtle said...

Love the colours of your wingspan...lovely!
I love short hair too - mine is too shaggy at the moment. Yours looks great :)

Andria said...

I love your hair!! Nice wingspan :)