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post #101 of 1083
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Do you order your scarves online or get them locally?
Personally, mostly online, or sometimes my sisters-in-law send something along from overseas. I do have a couple just from department stores, and do you know the Ten Thousand Villages store in Ephrata? They periodically have some nice scarves -- batiks or woven patterns. But online definitely has more variety overall, especially when looking for something summer-weight. In my experience anyway.

What about you? Know anyplace local that I've missed?

And, salamu 'alaikom chimomma.
post #102 of 1083
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I was reading the covering verse and it says to cover but then it says your hair is a cover. What do you think ? I honestly just feel called to cover I guess. I only do when I pray at my icon shelf but I ordered some ware around the house types . I have the lace doily cover and it would fall off if I walked around. What does it mean to cover because of the angels ? I wish there was more biblical info on this.
Let me know,
Philia
It doesn't say the hair is the covering being spoken of. The hair is used as comparative and to show an example in creation. For if it meant that, then said that a woman praying with her head uncovered in public should then shave her head, it would be redundant.

There are several reasons for covering. Our role as women, because of the angels, and modesty.
post #103 of 1083

Angles and covering

What do you think it means when it says because of angels? I am very curious. Henny Penny, I think you would probably know this also.
Philia
post #104 of 1083

Covering and Angels

I just read a few articles on the covering and Angels. Makes sense to me. I don't know why more women don't feel the need to cover. The article I liked was from fern's homestead. I think I might start out at church with a headband type cover then branch out if the comments are few. I think with winter coming it will look like I want to keep warm.
post #105 of 1083
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Personally, mostly online, or sometimes my sisters-in-law send something along from overseas. I do have a couple just from department stores, and do you know the Ten Thousand Villages store in Ephrata? They periodically have some nice scarves -- batiks or woven patterns. But online definitely has more variety overall, especially when looking for something summer-weight. In my experience anyway.

What about you? Know anyplace local that I've missed?

And, salamu 'alaikom chimomma.
I've gotten snoods and hats at Mandee or Forever 21, and in the city, there are a few vintage shops with lots of scarves. We should check them out. Lots of fun, cute patterns, but it's hit-or-miss on the size.
post #106 of 1083
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post #107 of 1083
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Ok, last post for tonight, I promise.

I'm just so proud of myself! I finally successfully tied a tichel!!! :

Here are some pics from the front:
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64343903868002
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64339534058098
and the back:
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64339741001506

I'm really proud of myself! It's a long rectangular scarf that my MIL got me in Hawaii.

And this is what I'm usually wearing (admittedly, this is not a flattering picture! ):
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64340815212642
post #108 of 1083
Aww, you did well, Sara! And it's so pretty on you! I was surfing during my Cherokee class last night (online course and I was tired...will have to watch the recording) and found the videos on non-muslim hijab also. It was interesting. I also found one by "Dear Jew in the City". That was also good...and so true. The Re-Uzit shops also sometimes have good covering hats, kapps, scarves, and other coverings. I don't know if you all have that in the city, but there are more than a few out here in the county. I've never been to Ten Thousand Villages, but have been meaning to go.
post #109 of 1083
You know, we need to do some videos on tying. There are hardly any out there!!!
post #110 of 1083
I haven't said much lately... been kinda busy. but I'm still reading and enjoying this thread a lot =)
post #111 of 1083
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I've never been to Ten Thousand Villages, but have been meaning to go.
Quick tip: leave all credit cards at home. I almost can not walk into that place without spending more than I should.

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I'm just so proud of myself! I finally successfully tied a tichel!!! :
Just wanted to pop in quick to say it looks great.
post #112 of 1083
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Quick tip: leave all credit cards at home. I almost can not walk into that place without spending more than I should.



Just wanted to pop in quick to say it looks great.
Good thing I don't use credit cards then, eh?
post #113 of 1083
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Awesome .. do you think it would be difficult for a moderate beginner? I've done patterns and cableknits and such, but I've not yet tried anything intended to be lacy.

The beret is really pretty.
Well... it depends. If you want to do it, I'm sure you can. It's mostly about concentration and your general comfort looking up the new moves. You should also be pretty comfortable double checking and then undoing your work - I'm always messing up lace and having to go backwards. Are you on Ravelry?
post #114 of 1083
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I was reading the covering verse and it says to cover but then it says your hair is a cover. What do you think ?
Does anyone here cover with a sheitel (wig)?


I'm very curious about this. To me, it seems like an exploited loophole. Please enlighten me.
post #115 of 1083
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Al-amira hijabs ... the only thing about them is that there's a pretty narrow range of people for whom they are actually flattering (of which I am definitely not one myself ).
Huh - I never thought of that. What face shape do they work for? Mine is heavy on bottom and big forehead. Not your classical beauty shaped face.

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Onycan ... I've never heard that before. Do you know any good overview resources?
Um a very very very basic overview is here. It's not very well written but it touches most major points.
post #116 of 1083
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You know, we need to do some videos on tying. There are hardly any out there!!!
I totally agree.

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Just wanted to pop in quick to say it looks great.
Thanks! I had it on today, and it stayed on ALL DAY!! : It slipped a teensy bit in the front, but it looked awesome. I need to get more scarves!

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Does anyone here cover with a sheitel (wig)?


I'm very curious about this. To me, it seems like an exploited loophole. Please enlighten me.
I don't, for exactly the reason. However, I've been told that it still hides what should be for your DH, so it's not really a loophole. There's no rule about showing hair, just about showing YOUR hair.
post #117 of 1083
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Huh - I never thought of that. What face shape do they work for?
Well, when I lived in Turkey one of my host families included very conservative host-grandparents. Although no one pushed me to cover, when we visited those relatives I was asked if it would be possible for me to cover just for the visits (which were usually on religious holidays). So I wore what was essentially the one piece/pull on look. And I have too little cheekbone and too much chin for it to be flattering.

I don't have any pictures of me in one (and they'd be 15+ years old anyway) but you can see "me" on my flickr page to get an idea of my facial bone structure/flab structure. You can follow the dancing girl in my sig, but since I am the one holding the camera most of the time there aren't a lot of pics of me, and most of the ones I put on flickr are me from an angle that "fakes" the cheekbone look. But here's a straight on photo of me laughing this past summer.
post #118 of 1083
Your face structure is kind of similar to mine, except maybe mine is more pronounced. Drat! If the one piece wasn't flattering on you I'm sure it wouldn't do much for me either.
post #119 of 1083
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Your face structure is kind of similar to mine, except maybe mine is more pronounced. Drat! If the one piece wasn't flattering on you I'm sure it wouldn't do much for me either.
Depending on how much they are, get one and try it. Worse comes to worst, you can layer it with another scarf that flatters you more, right?
post #120 of 1083
Yeah, I was going to suggest maybe visiting a shop (if you are in an urban/diverse area) or buying one from an online vendor who allows returns for credit or a vendor who has really low prices. That way you're not "out" anything.

In my case, anything that comes up that snuggly under my chin/skims my cheeks is going to make me feel puffy... but you might find it works for you. (since I don't feel called to cover my neck/ears it's not something I've really explored, but if you do feel called to that then certainly experiment!)
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