Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
TGIF, and all that stuff. It's Friday night, hubby is doing CQ over night, and Bird is fast asleep in her bed. That leaves me with the time to do whatever I want to tonight. Or so I thought... if if weren't for this headache, I'd be knitting lace. Yes, because I like to, silly! :) In place of actual knitting, I'll share a bit of what I've got going on my needles.
I have a way to go but, I'm making good progress. After looking at enough yarn to make my eyes hurt, I finally decided to go with Lion Brand Yarn's Wool-ease in "Blue Heather". The color is fabulous, and the price didn't hurt much either... bonus!
Another project in progress ... and one that I really need to pick back up is my dread slouch. Ziggy, a sideways knit slouch cap by Woolly Wormhead. I have about 5 panels done, of the 9 needed to make a "large".
Ziggy ... a great way to knit a hat!That about does it for my rundown for tonight. I've got some cool water and ibuprofen waiting for me. Have a great weekend, and I hope you enjoy your WWKIP day!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Having dreads isn't non-maintenance like many think it is. I wash my hair a few times a week and maintain my locs on a daily basis by palm rolling, light pulling on each dread, applying aloe and one or another home made scalp/dread freshener to perk 'em up. Basically, clean dreadlocks are happy dreadlocks.
Sometimes, though, the scalp can become unhappy. My theory is that scalp unhappiness occurs because with dreadlocks, you can't brush thru and stimulate blood flow under the skin like you can more easily with un-dreaded hair styles. Well, that along with things that can dry the scalp out, and you can be one uncomfortable dread head. By trial, error, and advice from others with dreads, I have a new "no poo shampoo" recipe!
Jamie's dreadlock wash recipe
1 liter (1000ml) bottled or filtered water
4 TBSP sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
1 TBSP Dr. Bronner's liquid soap, peppermint
juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
Mix ingredients together. Divide recipe into a few small containers and store portions that won't be used right away in the refrigerator. Shake very well prior to use! Apply to entire scalp area and massage well. Rinse after a minute or 2 with cool to cold water - always do final rinse with cold water! Cold water closes the cuticle and leads to less frizzy and much happier dreads ... as well as pleases even the most upset scalp!
Another recipe I use is for a daily spray. I use it to wake up my dreads in the morning or refresh them midday, or when ever.
Jamie's daily dread tonic recipe
3&1/2 ounces fresh water
9 drops peppermint essential oil
2 TSP vegetable glycerine OR
1 TSP jojoba oil
Mix ingredients together in a glass 4 ounces spray bottle. Shake well before use. Spray onto dreads and more directly on scalp as desired, for good smelling and more touchable dreadlocks.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
A growing project with Bird. Wild flowers, butterfly bush, and delphinium are sprouting up in the window sill. Outside (and not pictured here) are more wild flowers, and a recently transplanted Lemon Queen Sunflower. They are doing good as well! I'll share pics as soon as it's more comfy outside for hanging out and taking photos.
That's it for this photo round up. Hopefully I'll figure out my lace issue and post pics of it's gorgeousness soon!