I’ve had an amateur interest in photography for awhile now. I started with taking pictures of food; give me good natural light, a decent camera and I can take some pretty tasty photographs.
For some reason though, photographing knitting is something I still struggle with. I think with food it’s possible to get a good close-up shot that still features the entire plate, but with my knitting it seems like I’m always having to choose between a close up and capturing the entire piece. Sometimes I’ll take up to 50 photos and not like a single one, even after extensive photoshopping.
On that note, here’s a close-up photo of the completed back of my Who Me? Cardigan. I can’t get over how good the hand dyed yarn looks! The back neck stitches are going to be picked back up later and used to make the sailor collar.
This week I’m back in Austin visiting my family for Thanksgiving. If you need me I’ll be relaxing, cooking, eating, watching all the Harry Potter movies, and making some progress on my cardigan!
I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been knitting much the last few weeks. It’s been oppressively hot and the idea of doing anything besides napping is incredibly unappealing.
I am about halfway through the back of the Who Me? Cardigan. It’s knitting up quickly, and maybe when it cools down, or my landlord benevolently installs air conditioning in the apartment, I’ll pick it up again.
Who Me? Cardigan Back
I’ve also been a little distracted by this little lady:
Meet Basil, the newest addition to the TreeWool family. She’s about 3 months old and was adopted last week from San Francisco Animal Care and Control. She and Cooper already get along splendidly and can sometimes be spotted snuggling together when they’re not playing, which is just about all the time.
I must say, I am quite impressed with the latest issue of Knitscene. It’s been my favorite of the fall issues thus far. I picked it up today and I’m already swatching for the Aryn Tunic Cardigan.
Aryn Tunic Cardigan
San Francisco summers don’t come until about September or October (side note: I wore a hat and scarf today!) and I think this cute cardigan worked up in some of that Blue Sky Alpaca’s cotton I’ve had in my stash forever will be perfect.
Here are a few other projects I’m adding to my Ravelry queue
Honestly this is something that looks like it’s pretty boring to knit but I would wear it all the time, so it’s probably worth it!
I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s just too cute.
Who Me? Cardigan
Another piece I could see being a wardrobe staple. It has pockets!!
What do you think you’ll make from this issue?