The first personal website I ever saw (circa 1994) belonged to an Australian guy who lived in the basement of my dorm my freshman year in college. He had a rubber chicken named Keith, and he had traveled all over the world photographing Keith in dozens of countries (the phrase “every continent except Antarctica” comes to mind) and then publishing these photos on a website. I remember thinking it was hilarious but also extremely bizarre – not knowing that twenty years in the future I would spend about 35% of my waking hours looking at websites and creating my own websites and trying to figure out how to make things “go viral.” I thought this classmate was just weird because it was college, and people who live in the basements of college dorms are supposed to be eccentric. But it turns out that he was weird because he was living in the 21st century, seven years too early.
This is all a long way of saying that I have found yet another way to photograph the brown sweater that I’ve been knitting since before Daylight Savings Time. Yep, here it is – and yes I did work on it this weekend, quite a lot – on the coffee table in the kitchen with some evening sunlight slanting down in an Emily-Dickinson sort of way. I’m reading Robert Stone’s Damascus Gate and not liking it as much as I wish I were, but I’m only about a fifth of a way through it, so I’m giving it a chance.
And I promise I will not name the brown sweater Keith. Ralph maybe, but not Keith. And yes, I’ve started pricing fares to Antarctica.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.