Schedule Hair and Nail Maintenance…Anyone?
Does anyone else but me schedule hair and nail maintenance around important events? Like a men’s knitting retreat?
Why I Schedule Hair and Nail Maintenance
First of all, I have a live-in barber. So it’s a bit strange that I need to be so careful about the timing of a haircut. But I do. I want my haircut to be about 1 week old. And of course that last hair cut I had was over five weeks ago. And I don’t want my hair cut until around this coming Monday. But I also have a lunch date with friends tomorrow. So the hair will probably be cut today in preparation for that. It should be fine for the retreat.
I also have established a regular routine with the Men’s Knitting Retreats. I stop for lunch and a mani/pedi when I get up near Easton Mountain. A manicure is obvious for a knitting retreat. My hands will be showcased as I present workshops and the guys look at my knitting (what little I actually do).
But a pedicure is important as well. There’s morning yoga, which I usually do barefoot. There’s relaxing at the pool, or on the back deck or in the hot tub. Given the growth patterns of my finger and toe nails, I thought I had completely messed up the rhythm of it all for a mani/pedi on Monday, May 16th. But I think I may have lucked out and it might be just about the perfect timing.
All this coordination seems a bit manic when I look at it consciously and put it down in black and white. But there it is.
LauraRose commented on the knit-repair post:
I don’t understand how you use the latch hooks. I still have one from my brief latch hook phase as an 11 year old.
I posted a very short video to show how I use it. It works faster and more securely than a crochet hook (for me):
As expected, I finished the Chevron Striped Wrap.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the garment. It’s generously sized, soft and warm and looks great. One thing I learned is that an i-cord selvedge edge it a bit too restrictive compared with a loose, drapey fabric. So, I won’t do that again. The corners of this miter-knit garment curl in some. But that could be a feature…it has a self-hugging quality to it.