And Then They Fell Down Raining Fiery Death on All

Some things in this world are simply true.  It doesn’t matter if I remember them or not.  It doesn’t matter if I like them or not.  They just go right on being true in blatant disregard of how I think the world should work.

For instance, I am a big person, and I have giant freaky man hands.  Also, it is rather challenging to take pictures of hands.

Given these two truths, it really shouldn’t surprise me that taking a picture of giant freaky man hands that 1) makes them look willowy and delicate 2) shows off the knitting they are wearing 3) is marginally interesting and 4) doesn’t show anything in the background you want to hide is flipping impossible.  Especially if you’re trying to pull the whole thing off for three different projects in ten minutes.

So we’ll try again this weekend.  But until then, mitts…without hands.

The Stars Aligned

Several things have happened at once.

  • I’m home during daylight (not that rare).
  • The Boy is home during daylight (much more rare).
  • The weather is pleasant (quite unusual).
  • I have finished knitwear to photograph (nearly unheard of).

The combination means that there is a very good chance that all three of the little fluffy mitts shown a week or so ago will be ready to show off in their final project photos in the next day or two.  Which is excellent, because that means I’ll be able to start wearing them.  Holding off on wearing perfectly good knitwear is rather taxing.  I get the tiniest bit impatient (shocking I know).


I’m suffering from project creep. It started with ‘hey, I bet I can learn this cast on.’  Yesterday’s wee red mitts were the result of that little fit.

That led to ‘oooooh, you know what else would be cool?’ That thought tipped me elbow deep into the short bits bin to dig out that blue yarn you see right there.

Then I had a ‘well, three of something is a collection, right?’ Which sent me scrabbling back into the very same bin for the yellow yarn and the two buttons (buttons!)

What do you think, do those three colors go together fairly well?  Not for use in the same project (I don’t DO colorwork folks, I just don’t), but just as three colors that don’t make your eyes bleed if you see them in the same place and that aren’t terribly out of context for some sort of autumnal feel?