Calorimetry...for the winter!

Hey dreadie mama's! It's gettin cold outside. Time to cover that nappy head and prevent the heat from escaping and the ears from getting frostbit! Are you knitting a warm tam? What about this pattern for a warm calorimetry? I heard about it from the tribe at and thought I'd share it here. I have one coming as a birthday present (that's right, I'm turning 31 this week) friend Zeb is knitting it for me! He says it's easy, as do the knitting mamas on mothering... I'm learning to knit..but definitely not ready to follow a pattern! It's my winter project! Anyway, cover those knotty heads!

"Duh, duh, duh duh....."

A bride? That's right! Mama C. is trying on gowns....I couldn't help but capture the moment!

Is that a dreadie on your head? Or are you just happy to see me?


Wow. I feel like such a knotty blog nazi for posting all the old pics but these are way too funny not to share!

In the beginning, there was one...

No turning back now!!
And I remember I stayed up almost the entire f'n night just to get half-a head done!

The Mess on My Head

Yak Love.

My Dreg is a funny man.
A rotten s.o.b. but very funny.

So we went to the zoo.

And Dreg took a picture of my animal look-a-like....

Yes. That is the ass of a yak.

The similarities are striking.

Fuck you Dreg.... you dirty yak fucker.

Love makes me want to yak.


Knotty Halloween Girls!!!

Mama C starring as Medusa!

Mama B as a cute little pirate faerie!

And Yes!

Green hairspray paint does wash out of dreadlocks....

I think.

On the Right Track but Going the Wrong Way!

Check out the little anarchist dreadie trying to get to the other side....
yo! little dread. life is just as nappy on the other side.
so go back!

What are those little white dots? F-in Roots!!

Oh my god - I look like a dude in this picture!!

I think this dilemma is for my dark haired nappy friends - not you blondie mamas....

:) so I've been looking at my hair close to my scalp wondering why the hell I still have some dandruff on my hair after I've just washed and the little white spots are HAIR ROOTS!

Like after the hair falls out and gets trapped in the dreadie, my strong like bull roots stay connected to the strand and you can see them - ugh. annoying.

Blondie's don't need to worry because they probably just blend in.

I too like Mama B am experiencing a few matted down helmet head spots but mine are on the sides..... cuz I'm a side sleeper. Mama B! I'm guessing you like to be on your back?


matted helmet head

Okay, so I've consulted with the dread tribe of mama's over at mothering dot commune about what to do with the matted, helmet head thing and the advice I got was to rip and roll.....that's right. Rip the hunks apart and palm roll, palm roll, palm roll. So, I've since started doing it and it hurts like hell, but you know what..through the tears, I do feel instant relief with each lock being freed. Really. Like maybe those locks are carrying tension and causing headaches and stuff. Ripping them apart really does feel good (in a painful kind of way), rip and roll mamas!

Knotty or naughty?

Someone really should've told me I looked like my own son's birthday party! Mama C? Where were you when these pics were taken? I mean, are they resting on my child's head? Note to self: Wear a bra! No bending over when wearing a loose tank! Comprend e vous? (as if I knew Spanish!) Happy Birthday, Little One!

Mama B. at the beach

What a fun day! Swimming with my babies at Clear Creek State Park....picnic, sand, hiking, finding bugs, my favorite way to spend the day. I kept this head of mine off the ground though so I wouldn't collect stuff...lint is fine, blanket fuzz, no problem, but pine needles, dirt and bugs...not okay with me!

Another market morning

So, I'm liking the front of my head...but the back is matted up all the way to my scalp, like one big helmet...what's a knotty girl to do about that? It's like I can't get to my scalp when I'm itchy....Some girl who just cut her dreads off told me that I need to rip them apart. Ouch! Any other thoughts? Mama C? How are yours coming along? Still separate? My front ones are separate but the back of my head (the part I sleep on) is completely matted three major turds with sprouts coming out of each you think cutting would be better than ripping? Advice welcome!


TOD for Mama C 2:15 am

....thee official finishing time of dreads.




and really messy looking......

so I'm done....

now what?



Mama B goes to market

Okay, so this is how I'm looking lately. This humidity is keeping the frizz puff a constant thing to deal with. I mostly just let it be, though I'm always looking for scarves to wrap my head up in. Overall, I really dig my locks now! (and...I'm still not finished knotting up...I have 6 sections left. it just takes so much time and it's impossible to see that part of my head. I'll get there though. )


Mama B gets knotty at the Rainbow Gathering

You know, I was at the gathering for a total of six days total and it wasn't until the morning I was leaving that I finally found someone to knot up my head.... I was packing my bag and I put it down by a kitchen fire and my doggie flea comb fell out. A brother picked it up and said, "you lost your flea comb, sister." I thanked him and then explained that I'd been carrying it around all this time, hoping I could find someone to work on my head. He told me to sit down and he started working on it...ouch! Then, another dreaded brother came over and started palm rolling and working on the already done locks. I was in pain, but so excited! It was pouring down rain, so we all huddled around the fire for as long as possible....then, when it was time to go, I only had eight sections left! Yippee! I can finish those myself, right?

So, while we were sitting there, the younger brother says, "don't you hate the way your dreads smell in the rain?" To which I replied, "I don't think mine smell bad." and he said, "mine smell as bad as any other brother who hasn't washed his head in a year!" ...what? hasn't washed his head in a year? I told him I was of the mindset that washing your hair was a good thing, for hygiene's sake and to speed up the dreading process..... he just kind of looked at me and gave me the "peace out, sister" look! here are pics of my helpers! We all had a great time at the gathering and I can't wait to go to the next one! LUVIN YOU!!!!


Dreadies i DID have....

yes...that's right. past tense.
i did start a few dreadlocks with the backcombing method - that picture is right after the combing - but since then I took them out. I don't know what my deal was....perhaps it bugged me only to have 8 done in my nape of my neck only - you know I'm an all or nothing kinda gal - maybe too much time passed and I couldn't find enough time to nurture my dreadies - maybe I started to miss being able to run my fingers in my hair - maybe my head just got too damn itchy especially when i'd see the little dirty lice kids in the neighborhood (get away! get away!) I did like them until they started falling out - getting loose so I'm may start again but now I Have to work my way there to the point of wanting to lock it up for real.
we'll see....

Pretty Mama!

Lookie who stopped by to hold the baby :)

Cute and knotty mama!!!


Done for the night...gotta be.

Yeah, this is a loooong process and I must have a ton of hair.... My arms are aching. More later.

Mama B. keeps burning the midnight oil

I still have all this left....ARRRGGG.

I'm so sleepy.

Just keep moving, just keep moving.

What's that book my three year old loves?

The one that says, "I think I can, I think I can..."

On with it

Who needs sleep?

This is so hard to do on yourself.

Especially when you can't see the top or back of your head.


It feels really stupid to take pictures of yourself.