Several forces have kept me from blogging. First, being an aspie, the simple act of nominating favorite blogs and reaching a hand out to them made me crawl back up into my proverbial cocoon. Just the thought of reading my email or checking this blog gave me the heebie jeebies. Putting myself out there is just psychically dangerous. It just is.
The second reason my blogging has lagged recently extends before and beyond the recent anti socializing. It boils down to photographic limitations. Over the passed six weeks I have needed to take far more pictures than my interest would muster, my inspiration could bear, nor my skills produce. The causes are excessive yarn purchases and numerous and fickle FO's.
An example of the bottleneck is my month long attempt to photograph the two lovely skeins of La Digitessa Wollmeise I purchased at the end of August. Nothing I've done with my Canon powershot has come close to capturing the subtle variations of this vivid red yarn. Instead of capturing its pale orangey reds and deep reddish pinks, I just get red. I've tried sunlight, diffused light, cloudy conditions, and my lightbox. The lightbox almost gave me the oranges...
A second multi shoot project is my Malabrigo Entrelac Scarf. It was finished on September 3. Numerous attempts to capture the vivid blue without the green flecks turning neon is a FAIL too.
Anything I may have wanted to say about the voyage of knitting this scarf is lost to the mists of time.
Today I set aside a good portion of the day to getting my knitting house in some semblance of order. I succeeded in getting some inspiring photos of my Shetland Triangle, finished on September 13.
I knit four extra repeats of the main chart. My shawl, post blocking, at rest, measures 58" wide and 26" long.
I also used the k2, k2tog bind off from Evelyn Clark's Knitted Triangles book, rather than the basic k2, bind off one that I think the pattern calls for.
The rest of the details have been ravelled.
The new shawl pins I picked up at the VT Sheep and Wool look fabulous with it.