No, I’m not talking about myself.
I’m talking about the ribbing on Laura.
I am a fan of the twisted rib. How to do it? Assuming an even number of stitches:
Row 1 (right side): [knit 1 through back loop, purl 1] to end of row.
Row 2: [purl 1 through back loop, knit 1] to end of row.
As easy as pie. (When I say “pie” I am pronouncing it the way Cartman does, by the way. “Pahhhhh . . .” Get it?)
And when you do this, the wrong side just looks like normal knitting. Cool, eh?
Lucy’s being a good little watch cat and is keeping a close eye on Laura.
After a request in the comments for a close-up of my Eloise buttons I responded that I had tried to take a close-up but had a tough time getting a usable photo.
But then it occurred to me to pinch the photo from the eBay auction listing. Duh.
So here they are!
But I really liked this suggestion from Amy:
Have you tried using a tripod for taking close-up photos? I bought a really cheap one that does the job…my close-ups are much, much nicer now, i.e. they actually look like something 😉
I do have a tripod. I also have a macro lens for close-ups. Most of time I am too lazy (or rushed) to actually haul them out.
Another problem is the season. This time of year it’s dark when I leave for work and getting dark when I get home, so natural light photos are pretty much out of the question.
I am curious, do you wear a sweater every day to work? I look at all the beautiful things you have knit over the years and can’t figure out how you could not. 🙂
Well, thank you!
And the truth is that my sweaters get very little wear. I work in an office where regulating the heat is capricious at best. So I hesitate to wear a sweater a lot of the time. Yes, I know that one can actually remove a sweater should one get too warm, but that would require me to be wearing an outfit that’s work-appropriate with the sweater removed. I don’t consider a cotton turtleneck and pants or skirt (which is what I usually wear with sweaters) work-appropriate for me, without the accompanying sweater. Call me weird — you won’t be the first.
I actually have some sweaters that I’ve never worn, and many that have only been worn once or twice.
Though I did successfully wear Eloise yesterday. Woo-hoo!
I’m Not Trying to Start an Argument Here . . .
But leaving the house at 5:00am is so not the same as getting up at 5:30am.
I’m just saying.
Sadly, this horror that I call my morning routine is necessitated by the State of the Commute in the DC area. If I want to be able to park at the train station, I need to be there before 5:30am. However, if I actually want to be guaranteed to be able to sit down on the 45 minute train ride (and I do), I need to get on the 5:15am train.
Nuts, ain’t it?
No, I’m not asking for sympathy or advice . . . just responding to questions asked. I’m used to the routine. Sort of.
And I do get to leave the office at around 3pm on a good day.