What I gave up for Lent is all but about an inch of my hair. Sat down in the stylist’s chair Wednesday, and told her to cut it. She asked how much I wanted cut off, and I said, “About a foot.” It’s getting thin, it’s so flyaway, the ends were all split and chewed up, and it took forever to dry . . . . Anyway, done deal. Moving right along.
Finishing hats. Finished this one and posted the pattern.
Going to start working on finishing some other stuff for a while. A lot of UFO*s taking up space and needles. Hats will still be happening, just not so much.
I should go through my UFOs and frog the ones I know I’m not going to finish, and start finishing some of the others. Whether I actually do it or not remains to be seen. BLAH!
Sneaking up on spring. Going to be getting back into the hot weather and high electric bills.
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Over 20 years ago my hair was down to the middle of my back and I went short all at once the same way you just did. I really liked it, but since then have let it grow out some. But recently I went through chemotherapy for 8 weeks and when it started seriously falling out I got my husband to cut it off with his beard trimmer. I’m a month out of chemo and starting radiation on Monday, and hoping after that the patchy spots will fill in again. So right now it’s half an inch or less all over. But it sure makes it quicker to take a shower and get out the door in the morning!
I can’t remember the joke, but I do remember the punchline: “Hare today, gone tomorrow.” Of course, there was a rabbit involved.
My hair started to thin, and then it seemed to slow down for a while. My mother’s hair thinned considerably, and now my aunt’s is doing the same, so I suppose I’d better get used to it. My genetic makeup seems to have given me strong bones as well as thinning hair, and I’ll not complain about that.
We had three days in a row with some sunshine this week, and warm temperatures. Now, they say rain’s on the way again, but I don’t care, as long as it stays warm. I don’t care what the weather’s like tomorrow — I’m getting out of this joint and going out to see if I can find spring.
I suffered from unruly hair all through my young years and one day found the solution in a ‘Julius Caesar’ haircut: very short hair combed forward without parting (as you see in busts of Julius Caesar). When I first did that, it wasn’t yet a popular style so I was considered quite trendy!
Nowadays I go to the barber’s every couple of months and ask for ‘a number 4 all over’. Barbers like it becuse it’s quick and easy to do and I like it because there’s hardly anything left to wash or fiddle with!
I don’t know whether barbers in the US use the number system as they do here. The numbers refer to the spacing of the cutters and the smaller the number, the shorter the hair, so number 4 is short enough to see the scalp through the hair. My hair is soft and floppy so cutting it short doesn’t make a crew cut which I would avoid.