16 July 2009


Honestly, some days I think that it's not worth it to try and take care of yourself. I had called my doctor's office the other day, and because he always responds quickly, he called in a prescription for me, in an attempt to forestall things getting worse. Fortunately, the reason I called him is pretty well taken care of, thank you very much. Unfortunately, the medicine has made me feel pretty awful. I'm glad that I'm nearly done taking it!

But it just doesn't seem fair. Such is life.

OK, on to other things. First of all, I got a haircut the other day. I tried a new place, and was really very pleased. I got a haircut that I like, and it was cheaper than the place I had been going (which was cheaper than my original place, which got deep-sixed when I was unemployed). When I was finished, the stylist told me that I looked "Chic and European" (what? I didn't before???), and the salon owner said, "You look like Jean Seberg."

(Oh my God - is it me, or is it Jean Seberg???)

I don't have a picture of me with my new haircut, but truly, I look pretty much just like this. (To quote Gilbert & Sullivan, "In the dusk with the light behind her.")

Well, except I don't, really. I do have a very short haircut, that looked like that when I left the salon. (I don't do well in the heat, and in my current job, there is no air-conditioning, so the shorter the better, as far as I'm concerned.) I'm still getting used to it though, so the past few days, I've looked more like this:

(Please note: this really isn't me.)

But I'll figure it out, I'm sure ... and in the meantime, I am more comfortable. And in the summer, that's what it all boils down to for me.

In other news, I've just started a new knitting project (for me!), the Eyelet Cardigan from Blue Sky Alpacas yarn. This is Blue Sky Cotton, in the colorway Pickle:

(Smooshed together on a needle - it really does have an eyelet pattern when spread out ...)

It's a cropped (short) cardigan, but I plan to add a little bit of length to mine. I do like it, and have looked around on Ravelry to see what other people have done, what they had to say about the pattern, etc. I took inspiration from some others who have said they always knit a sleeve as a swatch - what a good idea! I even thought ahead enough to print out the errata.

I know, go figure ...


Chris said...

Whew! I'm glad you clarified with that second picture. ;)

Jenn said...

I don't know what's going on with my hair. I have terrible cowlicks in the front and no matter what my stylist does, my bangs won't behave. My hair currently makes me look like I'm 12.

Carol said...

I think you are wonderful in any and every haircut under the sun!

I'm glad you're almost off the meds. After 2+ years of Lyme drugs, I was so happy to be done with them. The side effects can be nasty.

Channon said...

I too am in search of a functional cut which I can style on my own without burning my head (straightening) or making my hair crunchy (hairspray to combat the humidity).

And I love your new WIP!!!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I don't know, I thought the Alpaca looked kinda cute.

(PS Jean Seberg was a suicide!)

Ann said...

My hair is very much like the alpaca these days! Take care of yourself and enjoy the haircut!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That is the funniest thing I've read in a while! Well, since one of your penitentiary life posts now that I think upon it :)

Don't take this wrong, I love visiting my parents. But while I'm home I hear constantly from my mother about how my hair needs coloring, it should be shorter, needs to be worn up, would I like to borrow her hot curlers, would I like her to trim my bangs, she thinks her hairdresser could work me in if I would like, etc. I resist it all though and just listen politely.

I'm sure your hair cut is as cute as a button on you! Glad you are feeling better.

Carrie K said...

I'm sure your resemblance to Jean Seberg is much more striking than your resemblance to Fifi.

Ach, hairdressers and hair.

And doctors. Glad you're better!

Quilting Mama said...

I say it's a great haircut no matter what the day brings. At least you aren't pulling a psycho-Britney!

Love the new sweater too. What a beautiful green. Can't wait to see where it leads too.

KSD said...

You, me and Jean. . . We are out there on that style stage all by ourselves.

Maureen said...

I think I should go to the salon and get a short cut - this heat wave out here is killing me!

Hope you're feeling better from the meds and that which was ailing you.

Love the looks of your new project.

mary said...

OMG! I just love your blog so much. I'm sure your haircut looks lovely. I liked the Jean Sebert cut until I saw the next hair cut. You know, the older I get, the more I like the silly and the wild!

Loved the story about Ewan McGregor. I was buying the whole story, hook, line and sinker, until I read to the end :)

You write such a fun blog! Hope you and The Tim are healthy, well and happy.

Lisa said...

I was kind of hoping you had a woolly green thing going on on top of your head. :)

Tracy said...

Your are hilarious, Bridget! A short cut for summer is a great idea! I often look like that second photo myself actually--LOL! I have coarse hair that tends to frizz if there is even a hint of humidity...*sigh*...LOVE the new cardi in progress...That grass green yarn is lovely! Happy Day :o)