Monday, March 17, 2008

Head scarves

Since there's only about a week left until the Big Day (yay!) - God willing, we are getting married on Tuesday next week - today I went to buy myself a couple of head coverings. At first I thought I would only buy one or two, since my dear chatan couldn't come with me and I certainly want to take his taste into consideration - but then I got a bit carried away and bought a variety of cute head scarves. Oh well, at least they aren't expensive. ;o) They are all made of cotton, very light and pleasant, so I think they won't add to the summer heat.

I also bought a kippa for my dear chatan, because I'm awfully behind on the one I started making for him some time ago, and there's no chance I'm going to complete it before the wedding - at least not when I'm so exhausted that I fall asleep immediately whenever I try to get hold of a crochet hook...

Yes, we are both absolutely wiped out. But this is the happiest sort of tiredness I've ever experienced.

Instructions for tying a head scarf can be seen here.

32 comments:

yoshi3329 said...

I'm so happy for you Anna! By the way what's a kippa?

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Anna S said...

A kippa is a sort of small round cap religious Jewish men wear on their heads. Just Google it to see pictures. :)

Kim said...

Very cute indeed! They look quite comfortable!

Anonymous said...

Just a very silly question: at what point will you put your head covering on after your wedding? At the reception or the next day or what?

I love the variety of scarves you've chosen. I'm sure at least some of them will match your husband-to-be's tastes ;). I especially like the bright pink one!

Michelle Potter said...

Those are lovely, Anna! I can't help but think how freeing it must be to not have to worry about fixing up your hair when you go out. Mine is always giving me grief.

Michelle said...

oops...I have bad pregnancy brain. I spaced that your wedding wasn't tomorrow, but later next week....oh, what am I going to do with this clumsy brain of mine?

beautiful scarves by the way!

Anna S said...

I'm going to cover my hair starting from the day after the wedding.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for the link to how to tie a head scarf. I've always wanted to know how they did that!

BTW, I wear a head covering all the time (minus sleeping). I'm thinking I'll try one tied like that. I think it's fantastic that you're going to wear one. But I suppose I'm a bit biased. :0)

Jennifer

neuropoet3 said...

I love the assortment of scarves you found! :) Will you share a picture with us after you are officially "covering"? :)
Another place to find different headscarf tying instructions is at:

http://www.tznius.com/cgi-bin/tying.pl

Only about a week left - I'm so excited for you!!!
Peace,
Jenny

Bonnie said...

They are pretty headscarves! :-) I like the purple and blue ones.

Lauren Christine said...

Oh, those are so pretty Anna! :)

Ps.42:2 said...

Very pretty headscarves :)
It confuses me a bit as to why you're only wearing them after the wedding. Why would you not wear them as a single young woman, as a way of showing respect and submission to God? (If those are the reasons you would wear them after marriage for your husband?)

Dawn said...

Awesome scarves you found! :-)

What a blessing it will be to see another woman for the Lord cover her glory. :-)

I am so excited your wedding is just around the corner and I can wait to see pictures of it. Yippee!!!! :-)

God be with you this week...

Hugs,
Dawn

Terry said...

The big day is fast approaching! And I love the colors of your headscarves. Very pretty.

Anna S said...

One of the reasons to wear a head covering is precisely to distinguish a single woman from a married woman. I think it's very important that a man can look at a woman and know for sure she is married because her hair is covered.

Anonymous said...

I had a comment all written out yesterday, Anna, & then it just vanished...let's try again this morning! I think your headscarf collection is really pretty. You'll have lots to choose from, for different outfits, etc. It's too bad you won't be able to finish the kippa you started for your chatan. Maybe, after the wedding, you could still give it to him...would he have any use for it then, perhaps for other festive occasions?

blessings,
Brenda

Mrs. Amy Brigham said...

Gorgeous scarves, Anna! I love how colorful your choices are :o)

Ways of Zion said...

I have the white, pink & bloack ones! How neat!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I just found you blog today, and I really enjoy it! I wish you the best for you and your soon-to-be husband. Married life if wonderful!

Anna S said...

I do hope I can make a kippa for my dear new husband after the wedding, of course, when I have a bit more time! And not one, but many. ;) He wears a kippa every day, I just wanted to give him a new one for the wedding.

Leigh said...

Those are lovely! I always wondered how those were tied!

Leigh

Sue said...

Hi, Anna:

Hope you're not getting too stressed out with your last-minute wedding plans. The scarves are pretty cool!

Anyway, is a kippa the same as a yarmulka (sp?).

Anna S said...

Yep, that's just the same. :)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! :->

Laura Leigh said...

How fun and exciting! The scarves look lovely-I admit I am partial to the pink one!

Jeannine said...

These scarfs look so pretty. I'm exited to see pictures of you with your hair covered :)! I don't cover, but I enjoy wearing scarfs and my DH really likes them on me.

Paula Runyan said...

Hi Anna,
I just bought a tichel recently(the oblong style). I wore a Mennonite style headcovering for many years, but felt a need to change to something different(long story).
You mentioned that they cost very little. Online they tend to be around $25 US.
Does that price compare?
I have found them on ebay for only $1 with $5 shipping.
Paula

Anna S said...

25$?! That's madness! I got mine for around $3 each.

Anna S said...

Paula, I can't edit comments so I deleted yours because you didn't want your email published. I wouldn't mind sending you some head scarves, you just have to make sure the shipping costs won't make it more expensive than buying online (I see it's something like $9-$10 on Tznius.com). Anyway, drop me an email to domesticfelicity@gmail.com in something like two weeks, if you're still interested.

Paula Runyan said...

Thank you Anna.
Have a wonderful wedding!
God bless in all you do.
Genesis 24:60

Belle said...

How did you decide that you would wear a head covering? Just curious. Umm, will you please post a picture of you and your chatan at your wedding? I am anxious to see your dress.

Karen said...

Those are all very nice! :) I made my own with some lace. It's ok but doesn't go with quite everything!