Thursday, August 14, 2008

Let There Be Light

There are some real drawbacks to knitting with black yarn or other dark colors. It's best to knit in north daylight but not possible for evening knitters or most people probably. The lighting in my living room is either too bright or insufficient. Here's my solution. I found a headlamp-style book light. I can wear it on my forehead and aim the light right at the sweet spot. Of course I look utterly ridiculous. My family is so accustomed to me that no one said a word. That's scary. I think I need a baseball cap for camouflage.

In closing, these are my projects for Ravelympics- Team Slacker. Right on schedule so far, kinda sorta.

6 comments:

dogknitty.com said...

Great idea! I need to get one of those lights and threaten teen daughter to wear in public. It might be more effective than grounding!

Ria said...

If I find a link I'll let you know. I bought my f-i-l a baseball cap with 3 led's built into the edge of the bill!

ria (tonyfan20 on ravelry)

bunnits said...

Hey, that is a cool idea. We have several of those we use for camping. Now I'll have another use for them.

sheila said...

thats a great idea,like you I hate knitting with the dreaded black wool, and it seems my friends always get/buy me black wool, so now I know what to do with my sons camping light, thank you for great idea sheila

Kay aka dkswife said...

Ha! Good idea! :)

Dkswife from Ravelry blog train

Daisy mum said...

I ues one similar at work. It is awesome, and hands free. I got mine at home depot. People at work look at me as if I am not only crazy for knitting but for wearing the head lamp as well. They did get me a table lamp a few weeks ago because they felt bad for me, but that lamp gets hot and I use the head lamp because it is cooler and it keeps me cool:)