That's 10 inches of hair, gone. Whacked. No more. I cut it this morning and will donate it to Locks of Love. Oddly, the whole process made me a little sentimental and retrospective. Those 10 inches of hair represent 2 years of my life. And a lot has changed in that time: I had a different job, I was dating someone, I hadn't opened my yarn shop(s) yet...but some things have remained the same: I was still a blogger, I was still knitting, and I still had my cat. I plan on doing this again so it will be interesting to see what 2 more years down the road will look like.
This weekend was very busy as I traveled to Columbia, SC for my cousin's wedding. I had a little time in the car to knit on the last Christmas present of '09 but for the first 2 hours I was in the car by myself so there wasn't a way for me to knit. I did give Brandi her mom's Christmas scarf that I blocked the previous week.
The first picture gives a more accurate color but the second really shows off the stitch pattern. The yarn is some of the alpaca I brought back from Peru. I can't remember what the stitch pattern is called but I'm sure it was something about leaves. It turned out nicely and it looks very classy. I hope Brandi's mom will enjoy it.
On Monday I spent the day finishing my Christmas shopping and picked up buttons for the Baby Surprise Jacket. I spent way too much time deliberating but I finally settled on plain chocolate brown ones.
I really wanted some yellow-y honey colored ones that matched the contrasting stripes but, of course, nothing looked just right. I found these adorable bear ones but they were a little too big and I figured that the mother of a 5 month old does not want to spend more than about 20 seconds trying to button a jacket. They were crazy cute though. With these last few projects almost wrapped up I'm already getting ready for the post-Christmas knitting. Bring on the festivities!