Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Elfen

I showed my son this photo of me in my earflap hat that I knitted yesterday, and he said I looked like an elf. It's made from the apple-green wool I dyed for his girlfriend's jacket (now completed - yippee!) and some other multi-coloured hand-dyed wool.

Ok, so it's mainly teens and twenties who wear these hats, but why should they have all the fun? I may be old enough to be a grandmother, but I'm not ready for a twinset and pearls yet. Actually, I probably never will be. I'm growing my hair long because when I'm old, I intend to be an eccentric old bat, and I need long hair to complete the image. Grow old disgracefully, I say! Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

joyce said...

I'm glad that you are growing your hair. I have 9 grandchildren, one in university and still have hair to the middle of my back. Someone told me "You'll have to cut it SOMETIME" but I'm still not sure why.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

You've got the right attitude!!! And you do look like an elf...LOVE the hat :-)

emmyschoonbeek said...

I love the hat and want to grow my hair but i never get that far I always cut it I hope you let your hair grow

Gidget said...

This is funny! I just made the decision last week to leave my hair to grow old and long gracefully. Love that Hat!!!

Helen Suzanne said...

lol good sentiment shirley, and yes the elvin look suits you :))

Deb H said...

I think it looks great on you! I see nothing wrong with having some fun with what you wear, including your hair! I started growning mine back out a bit, & let my hairdresser play with the color. It's red underneath now, & getting redder each time I see her! It's fun!
Being a dyer, you could do some little purple or green streaks!