(artwork by Brenda Dunn)
I have this thing with haircuts. When I see a lady with a stunningly beautiful haircut, I will compliment her and ask her who her hairstylist is
Back in Amsterdam I would have stacks and stacks of Hair Magazines and together with my roommate we would spend hours and hours browsing.
I often wondered what attracts me so much to beautifully done hair and I think it’s the lines and curves I am most mesmerized with. To me it is aestethically so pleasing; lines going harmoniously this way or that way, curves and waves perfectly lined up in feminine silhouettes.
With this in mind, it is no wonder that I very much like the work of artist Brenda Dunn:
I love love love, Brenda’s work. Go check out her cafe press online store by clicking here.
As for my own hair? Hairstylist Kassandra did a fine job, if I may say so. It is exactly what I wanted: flapper style bob cut with whisps on my cheekbones.
In exchange for her work, I knitted her the Portia hat by Louisa Harding. Good deal.
As for Knitting
Regular readers of this blog might know by now that I tend to knit the same pattern multiple times. Remember the many Seattle gloves I did? And then the Sunset Beret, I knitted 4 of them in a row. What about the Lady Eleanore? I did two of them…
And now with the Portia hat… I did yet another one last week! This time I used Louisa Harding’s Kimono Angora:
I am sorry to say that I did not enjoy knitting with this yarn. Because of the angora, it is quite fuzzy and besides that it shedded like there’s no tomorrow. Every time I worked with it, I was covered in angora hair and boy did it make my eyes itch and tickle my nose!
Beautiful to look at, itchy to work with. No more angora for me from now on.
Interesting ribbon yarns
I would like to end this post today with some interesting yarn I got in the mail from Yarn of the month club which is coordinated by knitwear designer Sara Lucas.
I have been a member for a year now and I am always happy to receive little samples of yarns to try out. This particular batch was very interesting to me and I cannot wait to knit up little swatches.
I am jonesin’ to knit these beauties up in swatches and see how they behave…
Thanks for reading and untill the next entry!