In Which I am Not a Photographer

Oh hey!  I finished something else:

Pattern: Aeolian Shawl by Elizabeth Freeman, from Knitty, Spring 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in Apple Green

It’s no secret that Malabrigo Lace is my absolute favorite.  When I bought this yarn in the spring, I was at the yarn store helping my friend pick out yarn so that I could teach her to knit (which never really panned out because neither of us had the time to sit down for long enough to accomplish anything).  I had no intention of buying any (this is not a joke), and was doing good until I went to the cash register with her, and they had a basket of Malabrigo Lace sitting out on the counter.  Which is just a good marketing tool.

The color is super bright.  It kind of reminds me of a crossing guard, but in a good way.  (That is a terrible description, so bad that I should probably drop out of college because I clearly don’t have the skills to be a writer.)  You know what else I don’t have the skills for?  Photography.  Because the above picture certainly does not capture the crossing-guard-in-a-good-way-Apple-Green.  This picture is the best one I have of the color, and even that is pretty bad:

As I mentioned in a previous post, I really hate uploading pictures.  There’s no real reason for it, I just always seem to find better things to do.  Like for this post, I got distracted by iPhoto while I was trying to upload the Aeolian pictures, and looked through every picture I have in my library.  This distraction backfired, though, because it resulted in my finding several gems that I cannot help but share with you here.  Like these beauties, where I was clearly trying to make “art”:

Marshmallow

Elephante

Wow.  That’s  hot.

Or this one, which I took last summer when I went to Cape Cod with some friends, and spied on one of them buying $4 pants from an bucket of them outside a store:

Not only am I bad at taking pictures, I’m also bad at being in pictures.  My pathetic inability to be successfully photographed was formally diagnosed by a professional, namely the photographer who did my senior pictures, who told my mother, while I was changing into one of the three outfits he told me to bring, that I was “difficult to photograph”.  That happened.  Here is an example of me ruining a perfectly good family Christmas picture:

Why yes, my entire family does have cat heads, thank you for noticing. They don't like to appear on my blog, for fear that it will give them an internet presence. Heaven forbid.

And then trying to redeem myself by being “gangster”:

I chose to give them cat heads because in the post I linked to above, I drew a picture of a cat, and that post got more hits than any of the relevent ones I've written. I mean, really guys? Did you think I wouldn't notice that that's where your interests lie?

As you can see, my gangster attempts were a success.  No one’s going to mess with that.

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Posted on August 25, 2010, in Knitting and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Dear Susan,

    Emily said she tried to knit the other day. It did not go well.

    Secondly, I like the picture from the Cape.

    Thirdly, I think you’re knitting skills make up for your photography skills.

    • I think they were $7 pants, and I still don’t know why you thought taking a picture of me buying them was the appropriate course of action. Then again, I too take pictures of extraordinarily mundane occurrences so I should probably not criticize.

      • susanwritesandknits

        I stand corrected Colin. But even if they were $7, that is not a mundane occurrence!

  2. The cat heads are brilliant! I love the shawl, the color is nice, but the design is beautiful.

  3. All I can say is, you make an awesome gangsta. Ha ha.

    Oh, and that’s a lovely little shawl! Congrats on finishing it!

  4. Haha! I love the “gansta” picture. My husband and I often use various gang signs in our pictures… mostly “westside” and the Vulcan symbol (yeah we’re totally nerds! xD)

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