You see the real subject of this post is Leelee. Leelee the wonder dog. Picked up during a surfing trip to Puerto Rico. Found living in an abandoned car with her 10 siblings who looked nothing like her.
I was going to tell you about swatching, how I knit all my fair isle swatches in the round, on a 32″ long circular needle, Magic Loop style, a technique I accidentally adopted whilst cooking dinner, talking on the phone and knitting at the same time. And how I like Magic Loop now, though I never liked it when I deliberately tried to learn it. I was going to tell you how I use Magic Loop for swatching marathons, because I don’t lose needles and I can hang the work from my wrist if I’m gesturing during conversation, or clapping at the appropriate moment during local knitwear fashion shows. I wanted to tell you how I’d really like to wear the swatches as-is, like leg warmers, but I have to cut them so they can be photographed.
Clearly, Leelee is far more interesting. A fascinating canine who takes takes her job as home guardian seriously, keeping our field free of wild turkeys and squirrels. She even menaced a moose into running away last summer. She enjoys chasing snowballs and visits from her boyfriend Petey.