Thursday, December 23, 2004

Good News!

First - I was able to get an older version of Photoshop for a steal - online download. Now I can edit photos and create images for this blog and other stuff.

Second - My digital camera has been shipped! Yay!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Last Day of Work

Yeah!! It is my last day to work before Christmas! Now I can spend most of tomorrow knitting and shopping for a birthday gift. My son's friend was born on Christmas day and we are celebrating it at his house. Totally non-traditional Christmas fun - the kind I like best. I also will have time to come up with some images to post here - maybe.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Still Waiting

I'm still waiting for my digital camera to arrive. It is not supposed to ship before 12/24, so I'm only getting the mini-tripod before Christmas. How useful. I am working on a pair of purple socks for a friend, I may have to scan them in to post them here before I give them to her, but who knows. It will take some time to finish them because I did my mistake of starting the gusset too soon so that they are too short, but only a half inch this time. They are a little too tight as well, so I am loosening up my gauge on the cuffs (I always knit socks toe up, 2s1c) and adding a little more length to the foot to allow more horizontal stretch.

I'm also working on a pair of socks for my Dad. I was astonished at how many requirements he had for a pair of socks. He has serious sensitive skin and sensory issues, so he needs to have no nylon or artificial fibers in his socks and they must be very loose at the toes and the ankles. I already had some discount skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (100% superwash merino) Solids that I got from eBay, so I picked the color Bark (dark brown) and black for the toes and heels, since he wants socks sized for about a size 13 men's shoe (he wears size 11), I didn't think one skein would be enough. I used the Eye of Partridge (EOP) stitch to reinforce the toes since he wears them out there first. When I finished the toes and started the brown yarn in stockinette, I fell in love with this yarn! It is so silky, soft and beautiful when knit up. It looks better than I ever imagined. I am now getting a bunch more on eBay at a discount because it is regularly $21 for 4 ozs.

Monday, December 20, 2004

My New Blog

I don't know how this is going to work out, but I am going to give it a shot. I am getting a digital camera because I want to be able to photograph my knitting, rather than just scanning it, as that is very limiting. This will mostly be a knitting blog for now, but I plan to expand it whenever I get going on a new interest.