Knitting = Coffee Table Art Book?

23 06 2007

Friday was a day for photographing scorpions and yarn. Happily, not together. I don’t know if any of you have ever held a scorpion, but those shits are HEAVY! They’re so solid, despite their delicate appearance. Scary, scary things. Thursday evening Jim and I were watching CSI, which used to be our favorite night-time routine. We’d turn it on at 7 and then stumble into bed around 10. During the flurry of activity during the past month we watched it once. I think we were tired of the re-runs, and besides, we have all three seasons of Arrested Development on DVD. Besides M*A*S*H*, Arrested Development is inarguably the Best Show Ever. Anyway. There we were watching CSI when Jim said “Feet up, FEET UP,” in a very calm but insisting tone. I thought maybe there was a rat on the floor. But a rat in the desert? Porn squirrels, yes, but I’ve not heard of rats invading homes. So then, ok, a spider. Or perhaps a cucaracha, there was a dead one in the pool. But no, it was a scorpion. Now, I hate it when people write things like “I just threw up in my mouth a little” (DUH, in your mouth! What, you’d throw up in your elbow-pit?) and “I just peed my pants a little,” because, people, incontinence = no laughing matter. Because that will lead to further incontinence. HOWEVER! I do admit to having a bladder seizure that nearly resulted in pants-peeing when I saw that scorpion headed towards the space on the porcelain tile that was not even nano-seconds before occupied by my feet. SCORPION! Even the word is frightening, such a swift, hard sound.

Ok, so he killed it with the remote. I love me my Jimmy, I really do. It’s sick. Here’s the carcass next to a fork.

 

And here he is next to his dead friend, who apparently said “Farewell, cruel world” by flinging itself into our pool. Squashed one is on the left, drowned on on the right.

Friday morning I began taking pictures of my stash for Ravelry (Happy Anniversary, Casey and Jess!). In addition to improving my knitting skillz, I also need to improve my photography skillz. I don’t aspire to be Mr. Trillian42, or Kent, but some honing is in order.

This is my fancy, trying to be AmyKnitty picture of my needles in a container picture.

 

Speaking of Kent (and I must apologize for probably giving him the impression that I am a psycho stalker, when that’s absolutely not true. I just get very enthused about some things!) look at that gorgeous Candleflame Shawl picture! To quote Mel Gibson in the movie “Signs”, I gasped, I literally gasped. That got me thinking about a coffee table book of gorgeous, non-fussy knitting photos. No people, no pets, no scorpions, just gorgeous photos of knitted things being knit.

Do you have a favorite?

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9 responses

24 06 2007
Batty

That scorpion is scary. Good thing you got your feet up in time!

For a coffee table book, I think I’d take pictures of Clapotis and the Irish Hiking Scarf. Lots of texture and color, both show off the yarn and are interesting to look at.

24 06 2007
bezzie

Shit, that scorpion is TINY! I think that freaks me out the most! Way to go JungleJim and his scorpion-vision!!

24 06 2007
Miss T

I hate scorpions! Lucky you saw it in time.

24 06 2007
the kitchener bitch

Oh, my God, I’m glad we’ve just got earwigs up here. Those the cats can eat.

I like the fork. But don’t eat those, please.

24 06 2007
Theresa

Besides your pictures of voodoo dolls and subsequent offering, I think my favorite pictures are the ones brooklyntweed takes.

24 06 2007
helen

i agree with Bezzie. I didn’t know they were SO TINY. That does freak me out more because how can you see them! eeeeep!

25 06 2007
Ed

Good eyes Jim.
I know they’re small, but could they do you any harm?

25 06 2007
Magatha

G** damn scorpions! My sister’s house in Higley, AZ is invested with them, (she’s getting professional help for them now.) We had a dead one in the house here when it was brand new, but haven’t thankfully seen one since. What a great protector is J. Jim!?! The little ones are the worst with the bites. He saved your ass. He’s a good ‘un. 😉
Hey, I jam all my needles in my art vases too. I never thought of it as high art myself, just a good use of a empty vessel. ;-)j~

26 06 2007
PocketSize

Wow, scorpion? Terrifying.

The coffeetable book is a great idea. And I think all of Trillian’s projects should be in it, because Mr. Trillian is amazing.

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