I came to the realisation this week that so many women run around with a dated look because High School is where we learn the advanced dressing skills. We all learned - skirts on the bottom, shirt on the top, tie the shoes - by first grade, but we learned makeup and hair in High School from our peers. Unfortunately, I missed this important extracurricular activity being too busy graduating early so the State could no longer tell me where I had to live.
All of this was brought home by last weeks purchase of a blow dryer. There is a great line where someone tells Kelly Flynn that if she can do that "blowdryer thing, dryer in one hand, brush in the other" she can learn to knit. Apparently it's a bleeding miracle that I can knit. There was one frightful day where I looked like Peg Bundy. You know it's really bad when patients look at you, look at the floor, look at you, look away. Slightly better was the day I looked more like Mrs. Jetson. I got the dryer because the great cut I received inspired me to try harder. I mean, it looked really good with my usual MO of washing before bed and sleeping on it, but it looked Great when Dan braised it in hot air. It actually even looks good after an hour of aerobics in a room with no AC. A cut like that inspires you.
On the knitting front Rose Hearts Shawl a Ravelry pattern by Elizabeth Matthews is done.
Measures 27 deep x 52 across. The Crocus Pocus came out 24 deep and 57 across, makes sense as they were about the same yardage. Of course, the HandMaiden
has more drape and thus a dressier feel, while the Duet Sock has more spring. Only one skein on size 6 needles. It was an easy to follow pattern with only a few errors.