Monday, June 15, 2009

Haircuts, octopi, ikea, and weddings, oh my!

This last weekend Nate and I were back in Wisconsin for our good friend Jorja's wedding (which was wonderful), and I decided I wanted a haircut. Amazingly when I went in, I had enough to donate! 12 inches gone - and I love it.
We had a great time dancing the night away, but my camera died, so sadly I've got no pictures. :(
I've also started a new knitting project, it is the Common Octopus from the book Amigurumi Knits written by Hansi Singh. Hansi is one seriously amazing pattern writer - the most amazing pattern in the book is a praying mantis. Here is the progress so far on the octopus- I've finished the top of his head.
These are the yarns I'm using, the gray yarn is llama yarn that I've spun, and the pink is recycled yarn that I dyed with koolaid a long time ago. It is left over from some mittens. Nate had a couple of days off last week which was really great. He took me on a date for lunch and a movie the first day. On the second day, we met some friends in Schaumburg for trivia night at an irish pub. Seeing as there was an Ikea a couple miles away, we made a day out of it.
Ikea tourists:
Luckily, I didn't come home with too much, just some essentials that I'd had my eye on for a while. And those bell jars -- I've got plans for those.....
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!


Team Knit ! said...

that's wonderful that you donated your hair! what a great gift. I Love that amigurumi knits book- that octopus you're knitting is going to be so cute!

- Julie

A Beautiful Party said...

wow! i cannot wait to see your haircut!

Michi. said...

ooo, i love bell jars. in fact, i just bought a ton of them today at goodwill. what are you going to do with them?

Anonymous said...

I love mason jars! [are bell jars the same? I'm assuming so.] I love finding uses for them. I too would like to know what your plans are for those teeny ones! From the photo you posted, the haircut looks good. Sounds like a great week. The things I'd do to visit an Ikea right now. Hah. I can't wait to see the finished Octopus!