Shoot. I'm so used to having an in-house photographer, but these days, he's so busy with his own photography and editing that I don't feel like I can or should ask for an impromptu photo shoot every time I want to get a picture for the blog.
So, in the spirit of do-it-yourself-ness I whipped out my iPhone and tried a few finished object shots to show you. This is that swirly herringbone cap that I've knit a bunch of times and this orange one is my favorite one. If you can't see the herringbone or the swirl parts that are created by slipped stitches, just squint and pretend. That's what I do sometimes with my husband. Seriously, if I squint, and the light is just-so, I swear he looks like just like an Indian Brave on the cover of a romance novel (I'm not kidding).
Oops. Out of focus.
I didn't know that this phone had a flash. Must turn off the flash.
You can see the herringbone on one of my heads.
Oh, wait: The last two pics are both sideways.
I can't win.
But the hat is going to be a winner. I have the charts all ready to go and I'm writing it out line by line so those of you who don't like charts won't have to rely on them for this pattern.
Meanwhile: I was looking in one of my little notebooks that I keep in my purse to write down things that I think are funny/fantastic/special/yadda. This is something that I heard HWWV say and immediately wrote down: "She must be a victim of really good self esteem."