True colors shining through

October 3, 2009 § 2 Comments

I was so set on going to bed relatively early last night… and failed to do that, in a rather massive way. Around 4.3oam was when I bound off the icord, laid down my knitting needles, and tried to get all the Supernatural monsters out of my head so I could sleep.

I’m as enchanted by the finished Quantum of Autumn as I was by the process of knitting it.

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Zitron Trekking XXL and Drachenwolle Merino/Linen, held together, 4mm needles.

The colors are even more fabulous and autumny in daylight as they were last night.

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The only downside to the bright, sparkly, diverse colors is that they make my washed-out haircolor painfully obvious.

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My one roomie didn’t even notice that I was wearing something in my hair – granted, it was in the rather dimly-lit kitchen and she wasn’t wearing glasses, but… yeah. Usually, I’d be the first person to ridicule anyone who said they should dye their hair to better compliment an accessory, but I’ve been contemplating switching back to something more natural for some time now, and this is just showcasing all the problems that go along with fire-truck red.

While I love the outrageousness and vividness of the freshly-dyed color, it’s also super-annoying to  drag a dark towel around everywhere to not stain the other towels. It’s annoying to sweat pink in the first couple of days after dyeing. And it’s annoying that when the water in the shower drain has finally stopped being pink, it looks like it does now and I have to redye anyway.

So, yes. Having had red hair on and off for two years now, I can say it’s worth it, a lot of the time. It’s unusual, it suits me, it’s fun… but it’s also pretty high-maintenance. And at this point, especially since I’m growing my hair out, anyway, too high-maintenance for me to put up with.

Can’t wait to see what the Quant will look like when I have brown hair again though! I’m thinking a shade lighter than my original color, and I’m thinking it’ll go fabulous with everything I own! :D

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