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New Hair, New Hats and Christmas Tree

I have lots of photos to share.  Hopefully they will come out in the gallery and not take too long to load.  The first ones are of our Christmas tree.  We put it up the day before Thanksgiving but did no decorate it until the weekafter.  This is our first Christmas in our new house.  We are pretty settled

and it is really beginning to feel like home.  There is nothing better than hanging out next to the Christmas tree in the morning, turning on the lights, everyone else asleep, hot coffee and knitting in the living room.  Amazing.

The photos also show both girls pre-haircut.  Grey has been begging to cut her hair for months.  Henry did not want her to cut her hair, but finally gave in after months of whining.  His only requirement was that she has to have enough to give to locks of love.  It finally measured 10.4 inches, so she got it cut.   The pictures show the actual snip.  Mycah wanted her hair cut just like Grey’s….so she did.  They are so cute!

The last set of photos show the hats I knit for Henry, Grey and Mycah.  Henry’s is made of Noro.  It has a double layer where the cabled band folds up over the main body of the hat.  This makes a very warm hat.  He really needs a warm one for Iowa.  Iowa is frickin cold!!  The colors are so Henry.  he loves i.  Grey’s hat is made Malabrigio worsted and in the Wooly Wormhead pattern, Meret.  It should be a little baggier, but I was afraid she would not wear it too slouchy.  Mycah’s is special.  She picked the yarn.  I hate the yarn.  The colors are every bit as hideous as they show up on the screen.  The yarn is about 90% artificial crap and shiny as all get out!   She wanted her hat to look like a flower….but wanted the teal color, not green for the leaf part.  I hate it and she absolutely loves it.  She is wearing it around the house.  Oh well….at least she likes it.

Iowa Grad Sculpture Show “Disarmature”

Departing from knitting for a moment to bring you my hubby’s latest news.  Henry had two pieces in the grad sculpture show at the University.  The name of the show “Dis-armature” was a play on the name of their normal gallery.  The usually show in this little hovel…no kidding, it is PART of a single wide trailer.  The space is terrible, lighting poor and no one wants to go over there.  That gallery has been dubbed “Armature.”   The new art building on the other hand, is spectacular.  It is a few years old, very modern, has a gallery space that is meant to showcase art, good lightning, high ceilings, clean walls….everything one would expect in a gallery space.  So, this was the first show sculpture got to have there…thus “Dis-armature.”

I have set up a seperate Flickr group for this.  Here’s the link.     I’ve included one photo here just becasue I had to!  I’m very happy with both the show adn Henry’s work.  It really seemed to come together.  he piece entitled “Interruption” is concerned with the sundry things that interrupt our lives and with signals being interrupted in the body.  Henry’s been dealing with issues that have intervened…interrupted…disrupted our lives in his work.  He has not shown any of it until this show.  He was a little concerned about revealing so much…but I totally support it.  People bring thier own thoughts and baggage when they view art.  He doesn’t have to SAY everything.  It’s there to be taken on its own.

I took the girls to the openeing.  They were great.  Here’s a picture of Mycah eating noodles….we call them Noonies.