Yesterday morning at 10:00am, the line of people waiting to get into the Capitol was wrapped around the Reflecting Pool.
Someone remarked in the comments yesterday what good photos my camera takes. The DC photos yesterday and today were taken with my “baby” camera — a Canon Powershot S200 Digital ELPH. Not my Canon digital SLR.
I bought the ELPH because it’s teeny tiny and fits in my purse. Which is where it lives.
It occurs to me know that if I had brought my big camera with a zoom lens, I coulda gotten some good close-ups. But, of course, I would have had to haul camera equipment into work and I am loathe to do anything that requires extra effort in hot weather.
So be it.
Lucy is very much a baby. She may look elegant and sleek, but inside she is a child. She loves toys! She has several beautiful catnip mice made from luxurious fibers — one is even cashmere. But her favorite toys are wadded up bits of paper and plastic bendy straws. Sigh.
She is forever carrying a ball of paper in her mouth. I’ll glance down and notice that she has put one on the couch next to me, and is sitting, waiting patiently for me to throw it for her, a few feet away. Once when I was sitting at my desk, working on the computer, Lucy quietly placed a ball of paper next to the keyboard and then jumped down to the floor. I didn’t notice it until she reached up with a front paw, and gently moved it an inch or two closer to me.
The cutest thing is when she brings a toy to bed with her. Awwwwwwwww. Her catnip pillow stays on the foot of my bed, but she usually brings a toy mouse or paper ball with her at bedtime.
I didn’t work on Lucky at all yesterday, but speaking of Lucky, I believe the tank will take around four skeins of the Jaeger Silk. But I do have a tendency to use less yarn than most people do. I wonder how that is possible?
I did some Ingeborging. I also finished the little Hana Silk Scarf, and here it is, it all its silky glory.
It’s 22 stitches wide — mebbe 4″? And about 4 feet long.
It’s hard to describe how this yarn feels. It’s very soft — it surprises me every time I touch it. Yet it has that lovely crunchy silk feel too. It was oh-so very pleasant to knit, and I’m not a huge fan of ribbon yarns. But Hana Silk? Yeah buddy, you get the WendyKnits seal of approval!
Speaking of Ribbon
A question from yesterday’s comments . . . “Is ribbon yarn suitable for ribbing?” I’m not sure how to answer that. I think it depends on the ribbon. As I said, I’m not big into ribbon, so don’t have much experience knitting with it.
If you were planning on knitting a sweater from ribbon that has ribbing at the bottom, well sure, I think it’s fine. But an all-over ribbed pattern? You’d want to swatch with the ribbon yarn to make sure it would work with your pattern.
But you knew I was gonna say that, didn’t you? Swatch!
That from the Swatch-less Wonder.
Tee hee hee.
Federal workers are off from work today, so I will not be going to work. I will be going here.
As it happens, I’m taking Monday and Tuesday off from work as well. Debbie Bliss will be at Knit Happens on Tuesday morning and I signed up as soon as I could, so I will so be there!