Saturday, August 30, 2008

Why Mama Never Became a Hair Stylist

Even though I loved Matthew's ringlets, it was time for him to have a hair cut. He was starting to have a little mullet, and he had been mistaken for a girl on more than a few occasions. So, the other night while he was in the bath, I got out some scissors and did some cutting. It actually didn't look too bad until his hair dried. Now I really will have to take him to the salon (and start knitting up some hats!). The good thing about hair is that it grows back, right? My school kindergarten picture shows some VERY crooked bangs (you know, the thick bangs that were popular in the '80s and started at the middle of the top of the head...) that my mom cut the night before school pictures. I have always given her a hard time about that picture, but now I guess that most everything comes full circle.

Matthew also wasn't very impressed with the hat I made.
But I liked it! The pattern is the Between-Seasons Cap from Designer One Skein Wonders. I used O-Wool Balance (50 % Organic cotton, 50% wool), and it really did take up one skein except about half a yard. This hat is actually for a friend, but I bought a skein for myself as well. It will be perfect this fall!

3 comments:

Julia & Aaron said...

Such pretty ringlets! I understand the hair-cutting thing. I've never been able to cut Eldon's or Aaron's hair well. Sometimes I feel like it is just worth it to go the hair stylist's, but they have to have their hair cut so often! I really should learn...

Anyway, such a cutie! Love the hair:).

elliebelle said...

That hat is great! I like it a lot!

Heidi said...

I love the color and hat..... and especially O wool balance.. great yarn!