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Out Of the Mouths of Babes

I have green hair.

Those of you who know me, or who have seen pictures of me on here may possibly have picked up on that by now. It still amuses me, though, when people comment on it.

See, when you have funky colored streaks in your hair, you eventually kind of forget they are there, just like anything else – you get used to seeing them, and don’t always think about the fact that other people aren’t used to it.

A while back, I was walking through a department store in the mall. There was a woman and (I’m guessing) her mother looking at some clothes, and the woman’s son was wandering around near them. He was in the 4-5 year old range, and I happened to walk right past him. He stopped, looked right at me, and said “You have green hair.” I laughed and said, “Yes, in fact I do.” I glanced over at his mother, who looked terribly embarrassed and apologized. I told her there was no reason to apologize – he was stating a fact.

When Cristi and Ali were here, we went down to Stitch DC on Friday night. Erm… I mean… They kidnapped me and dragged me to Stitch DC. Yeah. That’s it. Anyway, we passed a group of teenagers as we were heading to the store, and one of them looked at me and said “Hey, I like your hair!” It took me a second to figure out what she meant, but then I smiled and said thanks.

Today, I was at A.C. Moore (picked up a new toy – more on that later), and a family walked past the aisle I was in. One of the family members was a small kid, and after they passed me, I heard this little voice pipe up and say “That lady had green hair.” I just chuckled.

It’s kind of funny, really – I mean, here I am, a thirty-four-year-old woman with a nose ring and green hair (and tattoos, although those aren’t generally showing), and if you asked me the reaction I’d expect to get to that, I don’t think it would have been as friendly as it has been. And I have to wonder, if I didn’t have green hair, would these people even look twice at me? Probably not. It’s really been kind of fun. I don’t think I’m going to be giving up on the weird streaks anytime soon. And now, I really can’t wait to see what my brother does with it when we are out there! (The only thing I know is that he is NOT allowed to cut it short. I really like the length it is getting to, and it’s been too long since I’ve had long hair.)

Anyway, current WIP – After finishing up the hat for my dad, I was working on Jeanie for a bit, but that’s really more of a long-term project for me. I was reading through blogs on Monday, and I came across the Lime & Violet Daily Chum post with the Sweater of the Week. This week, it’s Wendy Bernard’s “Something Red.” I’ve seen the pattern before, but it never really grabbed me. Something about it just hit me this time, and I started thinking about the Cotton Ease that I’ve got in the stash. So, I bought the pattern, and on Monday I cast on my Something Pink.


Yes, that’s right. Pink. No, I don’t know what happened either. But it’s fun and springy. πŸ™‚ Plus, top-down raglan, so very easy to personalize. Which is good, because I’m getting a significantly different gauge. So, for now, I’m using the numbers for the smallest size (Ha!) to get my size. I’ll just follow measurements rather than stitch counts for when to separate the sleeves and such.

Last night, I did something new! Alice and I had signed up for a Birthstone Bracelet class at Two Busy Beads (which is in the back half of the Celtic Knot), and we had a blast! Wanna see what I made?


Ok, technically I only did the center one last night – I did the other two today. The green one is for me (duh) and the center one is topaz, for my mom. The pinky-orangey one is for Amanda, who got it tonight when we met her and her hubby for dinner at DuClaw. It’s almost her birthday, see. πŸ˜€ They are quite fun to make, and terribly addictive.

Not much else going on here. I’m glad you all liked the shirt, and y’all made me blush!

21 comments to Out Of the Mouths of Babes

  • Ali

    The bracelets came out gorgeous. I want the green one. πŸ™‚ Man, I would love to go to a bead class that is in an actual yarn shop. Y’all are lucky.

  • About hair: I’m a 44-year-old with a tattoo, pierced nose, and I typically sport some kind of funky hair (deep violet black with hot violet stripes lately) and it is amazing how nice people are about it. But I have to wonderβ€”is it because the people making comments are in our age range who remember Flock of Seagulls and Poison (big hair), therefore stripes and body mods seem “normal” to them? Is it because it’s “cute” on a person above a certain age? If we were in our teens or 20s, would our modified appearances be as readily accepted?

    Ah, screw the philosophy. I’m just having fun expressing myself, and I could give a hoot what “They” think about it! πŸ˜‰

  • I love having funky hair and piercings and I’m 41 – however where I live I blend in perfectly and am something of a lightweight!

    I love your blog – but sometimes the type is incomplete/overlaps or has chunks missing – could be my system but I just thought I’d mention it πŸ™‚

  • Oh, love those bracelets! Wait a minute..something pink..am I at the right blog? hehe! It’s looking good!

  • Hee hee, I’d have the same comments as Zonda if you hadn’t started the post talking about green hair. Lovely bracelets! And I love the picture you took of them too–or was it Kris?

  • maryanne

    Love the bracelet! I’m assuming the curved section is made of metal tubes? Can’t wait to see it in person.

  • When my little brother was in middle school Mom and I dyed his hair blue with kool-aid. Mom got a call from the school the next day and went in. “Do you know what your son has done?” She really like explaining that Yes she had done it, and no, they could not make him go home that day because he was a distraction in class.

    I tried to dye mine too, but it’s too dark and I just looked flat and dead for a month. Sad.

  • Oooh, shiny! The bracelets look awesome!

    And pink? Really? Are you quite well? πŸ˜‰

    Your hair streaks are a part of who you are. I don’t think you’d be the same Pam without them. Cos you’d be the sort of Pam that wouldn’t put colored streaks in her hair, and that’s so ordinary.

  • Love love those bracelets! Very nice. My daughter had her hair green for a while and one time on a homeschool fieldtrip, these little kids were staring at her with fear in their eyes and I told ’em,” See what happens when you eat those nasty veggies your parents keep giving you? ” I don’t know why those other parents didn’t think that was funny….

  • Gotta love the green hair πŸ™‚
    I have to check out the new bead section at Celtic Knot – I haven’t been there since they added it!
    Your bracelets look great!

  • I love your hair! I’ve got light brown streaks and a tattoo, but that’s about it. Although I have been pondering another tat lately. And I’ve been trying to talk Hubster into one for years. One of these days I’ll get him drunk and just get him inked. πŸ˜‰

    Can’t wait to see how the sweater turns out! And cute bracelets!

  • Rebel

    Now I feel lame. I *thought* your hair looked green, but I kept thinking it was the way the light was hitting it. It looks really cool btw. I’ve always wanted blue hair/streeks but have never had the guts to do it.

  • Those bracelets are ridiculously cute!!!! Definitely need to make me one of those.

  • I like your green hair. It reminds me when I had my my hair streaked green. Do you use manic panic or something else? The bracelets are really nice!

  • you know, my birthstone is topaz…though that pink is very pretty πŸ™‚


    I like the pink sweater!

  • The bracelets are adorable!

    I love your hair.

  • Jo

    Those bracelets are gorgeous, Pam – I love them. I think it is wonderful that you have green hair. I would love to pull something like that off – but my hair is too curly.

  • Love the bracelets! I’d wear them to death!

  • If I didn’t work at Big Corp, I’d dye my hair purple tonight. When I first started working there, I had a really hard time trying to hide the purple streaks. It was a pain in the neck, checking my then waist-length ponytail for any signs of purple peeking out.

    Love the bracelets. They’re beautiful.

  • I do really love your hair! πŸ™‚

    oooh those bracelet are so pretty! What type of beads did you use?

  • If I had the silver coming in cool streaks instead of frizzy bits, I’d have kept it. Oh well. The longer length is incredibly becoming, btw.