|BFF Socks by Cookie A. in |
madelinetosh Sock "Whiskey Barrel".
Nice leg hair, eh?
Andy received his socks as soon as he got to my house on Sunday, and, yep, all the
Couple of self critiques on these. They're slightly too big for him, wearable, but a little large...I was estimating as best I could and was maybe a 1/2 inch off. I don't like the toe - I actually ended up doing my Kitchener with 12 sts on each side instead of 12 total so they look really flat and kinda weird. They're the same colorway but very obviously a different dye lot. I toyed with the idea of switching between the leftovers from my first hank and the new one for the second sock but decided that would 1.) kill me and 2.) not matter because they would still look different. All in all though, I was OK enough with them to gift them and the recipient loved them (he doesn't know any better) so all's well that ends well, right? Right.
In other news, I've been reading lots of other knitting blogs for awhile now and I'm always jealous of the gorgeous pictures of yarn, projects, and notions everyone seems to be able to take. So, I started reading up on cameras and photography. I almost convinced myself to buy a DSLR, but I got a hold of myself and instead went with a Canon Powershot S110. It's not a DSLR by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a big improvement over my iPhone. I can shoot in manual mode and control the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
|KnitPicks Hawthorne "Sunnyside"|
|Araucania Huasco "#5 Green Brown Turquoise"|
Much better picture than in the last post!
|"Paua Socks" in Socks that Rock Lightweight |
"Mad as a March Hare"
No real updates for theatre since I'm on my break. Worked Debut Theatre's staff show last Wednesday which was a bit crazy since I was having to manually bounce between two of the cues programmed for the Debut Players' show and manually bring up one of the dimmers for blue lights. Still, I had a good time and it was fun to watch. Tricia from Bas Bleu sent an email asking if I could house manage The Woman in Black and I said I would if she couldn't find anyone to cover a couple of nights, but I really wanted to take full advantage of my break. Plus, I
Phew! That was long....but I guess it was a pretty exciting week!