December 18, 2007


At night in bed when I'm trying to fall asleep, I think about knitting. It's a soothing exercise for an insomniac; it keeps me from obsessing about what some jerk said at work and other things that my womanly mind fixates on when silence abounds. Knitting keeps my mind from wandering and focuses my brain on something peaceful. I think about finishing the projects I have started, starting the exciting new ones, or designing the next preemie hat.

And I swear, for a moment last night, my brain started mapping out that intarsia Abraham Lincoln. Bad, bad Sarah. A google search this morning turns up evidence of a pattern for a knitted Lincoln doll. No photo, but you can see the knitted Borat and Amy Winehouse. Heh.

Scolded away from intarsia Lincoln, my thoughts turned to my hair. To quote the Mad Hatter, my hair wants cutting. Last time I had to go quite short in order to donate the full 18 inches to Locks of Love, but this time I have grown weary of my hair faster. In fact, I never really planned on donating again; it just happened. It's because I have no idea how to maintain a haircut. I've never done it before. My life has been a series of chopping it to my chin and then letting it grow for years. I don't have any idea how to pick a hairstyle and stay at it. I haven't been to a barber in at least two years, not even for a trim. (Man, that sounds bad when I actually type it; I promise I don't have four inches of split ends.) But I think I might be ready to try an actual hairstyle. Maybe. I do know for sure that I can't wait to get rid of 10 inches.

OK, enough of my inane chit-chat nonsense. Please switch your brains back on and go read this monster tome: Mormons, Muslims, and Multiculturalism

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1 Oh, that's it. Now I must find a way to get a knitted Borat and Amy Winehouse. I must. MUST.

Posted by: airforcewife at December 18, 2007 04:43 AM (mIbWn)

2 Hair... it depends on how fast it grows. Mine grows very fast, which is why I don't keep it short. At shoulder length I can maintain some semblance of order for longer periods of time... short short hair means I'd have to get it cut every 4 weeks or it would look funny. I would say, go for shoulder length, then get it trimmed every 8-10 weeks to maintain the "shape" (I get mine cut every 8 weeks). I do some layers at the bottom of my hair because when it grows to one length (as I had it at milblogs) it's so thick it poofs at the ends. You could go with a very simple "bob" that is the same length all around and is easy to take care of. As for the knitting... all I can think is - someone took the trouble to knit Borat and Amy Winehouse dolls??? Someone with WAY too much time on their hands. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at December 18, 2007 06:36 AM (rVIv9)

3 The last time I tried a new hairstyle was about 10 years ago. I ended up looking like a bad country singer. I'm with you, just grow it and chop it. Although I must echo the above and say a bob would be the way to go. Not to mention if you have a style you have to upkeep it can cost you. I don't think there's a salon in the Philly area where you can get away with spending $60 for a trim.

Posted by: Mare at December 18, 2007 07:10 AM (bLO1M)

4 From someone who is forever on a quest to find the perfect haircut for her... maybe this is just the right time to find a good? new? hair style for you (not that there is anything wrong with the one you have). Don't you need a little distraction?

Posted by: Kate at December 18, 2007 10:32 AM (FmdP4)

5 Locks of Love takes 10-inch donations, so you don't have to cut too much off

Posted by: Green at December 18, 2007 04:46 PM (Q8/Tc)

6 I share the same haircut/style pattern. I just had a little over 10" cut off for my second donation in under two years (the last was around 17"). I only cut it this time because I thought I needed a "grown-up" look for a job interview. Otherwise, I would have kept the hair to stay warm over the winter Of course, my haircut was less than a month ago and I'm already so tired of styling it that I'm seriously considering just letting it grow again...

Posted by: Peggy at December 18, 2007 07:55 PM (cENZi)

7 I loved your haircut you got when you were a junior in high school. I guess it was a bob, and it was so attractive on you. Wait until you get my age; I'm willing to try all sorts of styles because I know if I don't like it, it will grow out in no time! When you got your hair cut in France, that was cute too! Take pictures with you to show the girl/guy what you want. Your Mama

Posted by: Nancy at December 19, 2007 05:58 PM (abs0H)

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