The new camera has arrived.
I'm learning how to use it, but did manage to record the following:
I practiced with the zoom on this photo:
Do you see anything odd about that picture? Hmmm....
Majorly back lit you say?
Could that be because we're looking OUT the window? Why yes... it could!
That sweet little bird is sitting on the window ledge INSIDE my house.
One of these miscreants brought him (her?) in through the doggie door:
They then chased the poor thing around for a while.... during the time we were trying to get ready for school/work...
I almost saved him.
On a more cheery note... knitting progress!!!
Here is Thistle, when she's in her current natural state:
She's shy. She likes to curl up and hide her pretty pattern. But I'm a bully, and I forced her to come out long enough for you to see the token progress I've made:
When she's grown a bit more, I'll try to get her to show you her full width as well.
The Bamboo Socks are coming along nicely, but I wasn't able to persuade the new camera to show them well. They're a bit shiny, and the reflection seems to distort the detail some.... Even so, just to show I'm not making them up
I'm just barely starting the heel flap here. For the second time. We will not discuss that I had a perfectly lovely centered decrease going down the back of my calf, that I then offset by one pattern repeat when forming the heel flap. It's just too painful, and I do NOT want to talk about it.
Instead... let's have a look at Icarus
We're starting to see those layers of feathers now. I must admit... I am tempted to make them double edged (as on the original bottom) but that would mean frogging back quite a ways to get that first set doubled.... Mostly, I think I'll working on finishing instead of making perfect.
Meanwhile, I've finally started my Red Scarf Project Scarf for the year. Your ARE making a Red Scarf, aren't you? If you don't know what I'm talking about, go here. We'll wait.
It's kind of hard to see the pattern I'm building so far, but I'm trying to make it reversible, so there's texture happening. I think it will be easier to see once I've gotten a bit farther along. As with last year's scarf, I'll be posting the pattern once it's truly figured out. For my X's & O's Scarf pattern, go here.
(and yes, that is the same yarn).
I know I promised S.
I WILL get to S... but first, there's the Halloween Costumes to finish sewing. They're being camera shy right now, but you'll see them soon.
And then, well, there's the Halloween PARTY I offered to host for my girls. Just whose idea was it to bring in a dozen kids to play in my house on a Sunday afternoon? Particularly the one two costume sewing DAYS before Halloween?? Whose idea was it to add half a dozen pre-teen middle school girls to my day, and then try to blend them with half a dozen 4th graders??
oh... yeah... it was mine! What ever made me think this would be a good plan?
I can't decide whether it is better for me to be down there nearby to prevent house-destroying disasters, or up here, hiding from the mayhem, hoping that clean up won't be too bad. Anyone with experience hosting a party for pre-teen girls? Your advice is eagerly invited.