Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ok, tell me REALLY.

BTW, I realized that of course the reason I didn't take a picture of the eyes-on-butt hedgie was that I didn't have a working camera.

Dude. I am a little slow sometimes.

Okay, so here's the story: I fixed the star on the star baby blanket by dropping down and adding the extra stitch.

And then I found that WAY on the other side of the blanket... I had a star with one too many stitches.

I dropped down and fixed that too. But I think they both look like doodoo. And there's about 2 1/2 feet of knitting in between them:

I am really inclined to rip back and redo the stockinette at this point. I just don't think this will block out. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


There are so many things to blog about after not having a camera for a while! I think I'll try to do them one at a time...

As you know, I recently knit Ysolda's "Smith". Now you can see him (or her):

At first, like at least one other person, I thought I was knitting it front to back, and couldn't figure out why the spikes were going the wrong direction. Then, I thought I'd knit the eyes on midway through, and I knit them on the butt!

I really wish I'd taken a picture of that. It makes me laugh just typing it.

I had trouble with the French knot eyes, because it's been years since I've done embroidery and at first I made too many wraps, and the eyes looked like caterpillars hanging off the poor fellow's face. Fortunately I then looked it up online, realized my mistake, and redid them.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Got the camera!

It's late, no time to really post right now. But the camera is awesome.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I'll be back soon!

My camera died, and it seems impossible to post a reasonable blog entry without photos. Since I spoke to you last, I've knitted one of Ysolda's wonderful hedgehogs, and fixed the problem I was having with the star blanket. I did end up dropping only two stiches all the way back, restoring the missing yo, and crocheting back up the three correct stitches. It's super-tight over that area, despite my yanking the knitted fabric around a bunch to try to even it out, but hopefully blocking will help (we'll see — it's a superwash wool, Lanett Superwash).

I also knitted part of the second glove, accidentally placed the pinkie finger in the wrong place, pulled it out, fixed it, and started on the ring finger :-)

I've ordered myself a Canon PowerShot SD780 Digital Elph, a camera that I've wanted for a while now. Aside from good Consumer Reports ratings, it boasts excellent low-light photography (ASA 1600 instead of the 400 of most digital subcompacts) and it has an optical viewfinder in addition to the screen, which is helpful in bright sunlight. I find that most of my knitting photos get taken indoors and I don't like to use flash, so the 1600 is good, and many of my people photos are outdoors in bright sunlight, where the optical viewfinder will help. I was going to wait a bit longer to buy a new camera, but the death of the old one pushed this up a bit. It should arrive next Monday.. and my posts will become more interesting again :-)