I know that usually only Ann
writes open letters to you like this, but I hope she'll forgive me this once.
Since you keep shouting from the rooftops about how you're all, like, finished with your half of this blanket and oh, some other stuff just happened to fall off your needles in the meantime, I figured it was high time for a WIP shot.
I took this picture at my desk after I got this morning's subway commuter knitting done. It's already a little bit bigger, now that I've done my working-schmuck's lunch break knitting. It will be a little big bigger tonight after I do my evening's subway commuter knitting done.
AmberCake Fakin' It Day-Job-Knitter's Tips:
- You don't need a seat on the subway to knit. Just a place to lean. This includes leaning on the doors, but be courteous and pick up your things and scoot it
when you're at a station.
- Some leaning spots are more well-lit than others.
- If you're carrying around a really rather large bag of yarn for your project (two balls each of three colors), go ahead and put it in a plastic bag and knit from the floor. Honestly, you cannot lie to yourself that this is a big step from hanging a big bag of yarn from your elbow and knitting from that. This saves arm strain and improves circulation.
- Exception #1 to bag-on-the-floor is mohair. I do wash everything before I consider it finished, but the danger of what mohair will pick up and not release is not worth it, especially for what a light fiber it is to carry.
- Exception #2 to bag-on-the-floor is when you can cram it all into your messenger bag and wear it across the chest and knit out of that bag. Requires extra caution if you are also bringing lunch to work. Also a danger to consider with this option is Velcro on the bag. Danger is reduced by knitting with cotton.
- Teach all your co-workers to knit so someone will always be ready for a knitting lunch hour.
This is totally going to look great, right? I mean, that feeling I get when I look at yours
and I think that these blanket halves have no common coloration at all, well, that's just totally wrong, right? It's going to be great.
Or we'll swap yarn now that the deadline is extended and knit other halves for our other halves or something. But we wouldn't have to do that, because it'll be awesome, right?