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.