Here is the progress on the Bookworm Vest from Folk Vests:
This vest is longer than I thought it would be even though, yes, I do own a tape measure, but still. From the second photo you may be able to tell, I don’t own but 2 stitch holders, so I have improvised using all manner of items to handle the job; extra circs, waste yarn, etc. It’s a little discombobulating to work on the last bit of the vest body with all these oddments dangling about, but I keep telling myself, it’s only temporary. Once the garter stitch bands are on the front, neck and armholes, and the pockets are finished, this sucker will be done cuz the only seams are little ones (8 stitches) at the shoulders.
My oldest daughter says my color choices are bland, but I like neutrals – I can’t help it. This vest can be warn with virtually anything in my wardrobe.
I tried to be a bit more daring with my next choice for this:
Recognize it? Yep, Mariah from Knitty.com by the talented Jodi Green. I chose Patons Classic Merino in Leaf Green. It’s a little funkier green than you can see in this photo. Okay, it’s still a neutral, but I love it and I think the color shows off the cables nicely. I have to admit that I have ripped this about 3 times. Sometimes I have to screw up to get the pattern down and be able to read the stitches and because I read charts poorly.
Nancy takes gorgeous pictures of yarn and knitting for her blog and she gave me some tips on composing my photos. Unfortunately, I invariably choose the wrong time of day(lighting) or I am in such a hurry that I don’t set up my shots well, but I will learn and I do appreciate her suggestions and will work on it. The camera is still an issue, though.
As much as I appreciate good photography and think it is one of the things that makes a good knitting blog, I sometimes pause and consider the visually impaired knitter. Because accessibility is a big deal at work with regard to ensuring our site is accessible to those visitors using assistive technology, I think about these things alot. I have known blind knitters. I have been fascinated with not only that they knit, but how they knit. Most of us in the sighted community don’t ever think about how someone who cannot see or has limited vision might do some of the things we enjoy doing. But they do. So, in case you are interested or know someone, here are some links to resources for visually impaired knitters:
As much as I enjoy knitting, I have had to overcome very few real obstacles to be able to pursue my passion. Think doing cables is hard? Socks? Lace? No, these knitters have it hard, but they do it anyway.