Work is not my favorite place to knit. There are chemicals around, and while most of them are not particularly dangerous, many will irreversibly stain and discolor clothing. However, after realizing that I had to stay at work until almost midnight again, and have a Cheerios dinner again, even though I had already had my fill of shit for the day, I couldn’t help but sneak in a little knitting between experiments.
What’s a scientist to do when she needs a stitch marker, but there are none to be had in the lab? Use a paper clip!
It strikes me that this is the first close-up photo of the Curlicue that you’ve seen! Am I right? Well, here’s another:
Don’t you just love clever patterns? In this one, the purl rows match up across curlicue sections! It looks so neat and perfect.
The reason you haven’t seen more close-ups of the Curlicue is because she’s growing so fast and is now too big to capture the details and the entirety of the progress in a single photograph. It warms my heart to compare the growing Curlicue to the growing baby girl inside of S’s belly (group “awww!” because that’s all the sentimentality the Grumperina can muster).
In fact, the Curlicue is so big, that she’s outgrown all my standing knitting bags, such as the two cosmetics cases pictured below. Instead, I proudly drag the Curlicue around in a tattered CVS bag.
All of this just reminds me that I really need to start some socks – this is definitely NOT a portable project anymore.