it occurred to me last night that i've been telling you how much i like washing my hair with Eucalan, but that i have not been showing you any results. now, this is fine, except when you stop by the store i have not necessarily had a chance to wash my hair that day (i'm normally every other day, but sometimes i get busy or i intend to do it after my workout). this is what my hair looks like after washing with Grapefruit Eucalan, followed by Avalon Organics Olive & Grape Seed conditioner, followed with my regular regimen of Kiehl's Strong Hold Styling Gel and Super Thick Volumizer. Caveat, washing with Eucalan WILL NOT cause decapitated barbies to sprout from your yarn. I think this is my 4th or 5th wash? my last wash was with baby shampoo because I was at John's house. regardless, the ends are not drier and the Eucalan seems to handle them a little bit better. i REALLY need a hair cut and the real test will begin after all the hay has been cut from the ends.
finally, i've neglected to update the store project. Liane has been working on a Stitch Diva Butterfly Wrap (sans wings) to be displayed on the back wall of the store.
we are using a 3.5mm Clover soft touch crochet hook and Super 10 Cotton in colour 3004, a really nice grey, in size Small. at first we were a little puzzled by the workings of the pattern but it sort of fell into place without making emendments. i seriously suggest you test your gauge by working the back panel, you won't get a good idea of size with a small swatch.
P.S. two months ago month left me a comment telling me that i had miss-spelled 'emend'. because the comment was anonymous i was not able to contact that person directly and replied to the comment publicly. for the record, the word can be spelled with either an a or an e, but it comes from the Latin root emedare. generally, as a former reference librarian and academic, i go with the bible, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED):
COMPACT OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF CURRENT ENGLISH
— verb correct and revise (a text).
— DERIVATIVES emendation noun.
— USAGE The words emend and amend both derive from Latin emendare ‘to correct’ and have similar, but not identical, meanings in English. Emend means ‘correct and revise (a text)’, while amend means ‘make minor improvements to (a document, rule, or proposal)’.
— ORIGIN Latin emendare, from menda ‘a fault’.
MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY
Now, the reason i prefer to use 'emend' in this situation, rather than 'amend', is because changing a pattern to improve it generally involves a complete overhaul. regardless of how small or minor the tinkering, it always seems to cascade. a technical editor of a knitting/crochet pattern would be making amendments, correcting a number which have been miscalculated, but not altering the concept or design.