Saturday, 23 April 2011

Woollen adornments of the head

It may not seem terribly impressive, or even seasonally appropriate, but god damn it, this is the first knitting pattern I've ever followed to completion..!

Please excuse the daft photo- still, it could be worse..

Here I am oh-so-saucyily sporting a crocheted acrylic beret whipped up on the coach to London a few years ago. I was simply messing around with a 8mm glittery hook and some chunky yarn, and before I knew it I had something large enough to shove on my head (just..!). It even has the little stalky bit on the top. Needless to say, it hasn't had many outings.

Another coach crocheted creation- this time on my first 10 hour National Express. It met its end shortly after in the bottom of my waste-paper basket. Still, practise makes better, right?

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Feel the Steel!

Yesterday I acquired my long yearned for vertical tragus, my first surface piercing! I couldn't for the life of me explain how the bar was inserted (if you imagine a staple shape), but the procedure was comparatively painless, if a little longer than the usual. I'm very pleased with the result, if a little nervous about rolling on it in my sleep..

Within the constraints of money and my own wussiness, I am a bit of a piercing junkie! I think my low pain threshold actually adds to the sense of accomplishment- I'm usually so nervous I spell my own name wrong on the consent forms. I know it's not everybody's cup of tea, and I get the impression that some of my friends and family hope it is something I will 'grow out of', but I hope to take all of my modifications to the grave with me! Even though the majority of my piercings sit in my ears unnoticed under my hair, I find it comforting knowing that they are there. And of course, a small kick comes from knowing the names of all the nooks and whirls.. ears are truly wonderful structures!