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A Bit of a Trim March 24, 2011

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I decided, a couple of weeks ago, that it was high time that I get a haircut. I was waffling between playing it safe and getting the same old cut I’ve gotten the last few times, but I needed a change- a BIG change.

Here’s me before…

And… are you ready? After.

I love it. I think I look younger AND thinner, and suddenly I have a neck again! It’s a wonderful thing. I went to a new stylist, and I really liked her. Plus, the place she works isn’t a “salon” in the usual meaning of the word. Basically, a company called Sola Salon owns the space, which is chopped up into a couple of dozen little one-chair-and-one-sink rooms with glass doors. Each room has space for signage out front. The idea is, an independent stylist can rent a space and have their own business without having to shell out for an entire building or hire more employees. I think it’s brilliant and I was very happy to support a small business! If anyone in the Minneapolis/Edina area is interested, my stylist is Roni of All The Rave LLC.  (I did the dye myself- it’s the 10 minute Clairol stuff in Light Auburn.)

In knitting news, I finished both of the shawls I’ve been working on. First, here’s my mom’s shawl:

Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen, my handspun Gale’s Art black BFL wool in Cherry Blossom, size US 7 needles

And here is the Ginkgo Shawl (which is MINE! I adore it).

Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali, Knitpicks Gloss Sock in Jade, size US 6, 8, and 10 needles

Next up? Good question. I know I want to make socks out of some Mountain Colors I have, but can’t decide on a pattern. I also know I want to make something out of the Knitpicks Aloft I have, but same problem- too many pattern options. Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon.