And now, the result of yesterday's little adventure (that is, the pretty pictures that will likely show up in some format in the pattern, as opposed to the one that shows off the moment of 'look, train!' that yesterday's post featured). And just so you know, these socks will be part of another mini book (something on the scale of Rabble Rousers). It should be out this fall in both paper and electronic versions, and will have 6-7 patterns (some socks, some accessories). These socks are going to be called Scoundrel, and they will be on the cover (it's about [...]
I Play Chicken with the Train
I'm not sure what you were up to at 6:45 this morning. If you are a sensible reasonable person, you were likely tucked up in bed, sound asleep. If you are one of those alarmingly industrious types, you might have already been on your way to work. If you are, by some unlikely chance, someone who writes knitting books and thus needs to take a lot of rather peculiar pictures (or the astonishingly accommodating spouse of such a sort), you might have been perilously perched on the side of a railroad track, racing against the rising sun, snapping sock pictures [...]
You know those stories? The ones that end 'and the doctor says with physical therapy I'll be good as new in six months,' or 'but luckily, the lawyer got me off with just community service,' or 'so as long as I never go back to El Salvador, everything should be just fine?' Have you noticed they all have something in common? They've all got a moment when the story teller pauses and says 'that's the moment it all went wrong.' I'm convinced that part of living to a ripe old age is learning to recognize those moments as they approach, [...]
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