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30. May 2011 08:53
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday... want to buy camera...

30. May 2011 08:53 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Hi Folks... since the weather has shifted here on PEI, I've been doing more playing outside in the garden than taking pretty knitty photographs... And Saturday I thought I would get out my Camera and at least try to take some decent shots - to no avail!  I think my 6 year old camera has finally thrown in the towel.  She will turn on, but the screen no longer shows an image, and nothing happens when you press the shutter button.  She has served me well, but sadly, serves no longer!

So I guess now I'll have to start looking for a newer, better device!  I'd like to stick to digital again (my Mom loves her film camera, but who has time for getting photos developed nowadays?) and I'd like something with a well rounded skill-set.  Of course I take a lot of photos of macro-type items, fine details, close-up... but I also use this camera for vacation photos, family events, and general sillyness photos.  Size used to be an important factor for me, but I don't think it will be as important this time.  The last camera was bought when I was still a student, and wanted to be able to fit it inside a purse of some sort.  Now I think I would be willing to sacrifice some of the convenience factors for some extra features (like extra attachable parts, etc)

So the hunt begins... Do you have a camera that you Love?  


1. February 2011 13:41
by Jobo

New Knit Along - from Silk Road Socks!

1. February 2011 13:41 by Jobo | 2 Comments

I love love LOVE Hunter Hammersen's sock designs... simply love them all.  So of course, I got my name on the list for Hunter's new book as soon as I knew it was in the works!  If you want to go and learn more about the book - go visit her site:  Violently Domestic or the Book specific site:  Silk Road Socks!

Polaropposites (Kimmy!) and I have decided that our next knit-along project should be socks... and since we both loved just about every design in Hunter's book, it made sense that we should do one of them.  I didn't realize that Hunter was doing her own KAL through Ravelry for the book at the time we were considering our own... so maybe I can join into the official KAL for next month or something. 

salor socks from Silk Road SocksWe will be starting tomorrow evening... with SALOR!

If you'd like to join us, please let me know and we can all encourage each other along through the project!

I love the wavy columns of cables here, which run all the way down the heel of the sock!  I really like the contrasting cuff too.  I'm sure this with be an interesting knit all the way through.

The great terracotta / paprika color used for the book's model socks is so warm and rich... and I don't even generally like orange?!  I don't have anything similar in my sock arsenal at home though, so I have to come up with something else and I'm having a hard time. 

I thought maybe I could get some input from the peanut gallery?  Here are the two yarns I'm stuck on deciding between:

My first option is a custom dyed skein of All For Love of Yarn - Lublu Sock, 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon... This one is a lovely Blue/green/grey mélange reminiscent of a stormy ocean.  As always, blue is hard to photograph, and I tried a couple of different Photoshop edits, but I think this is getting closer to the real color.

I love the tight bouncy feel of the yarn... and I've been saving it for an extra special project :)  I thought I might do a Brandywine Shawl with it originally, but I think it would suit these socks well too with the subtle color variations, I definitely don't want to use anything that will pool here.

My other option is some Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow.  The bright sunny yellow will brighten any day I'm sure... but I thought the warm honey gold glow might suit this pattern and really highlight the cable columns.  Yellow is not a color that I tend to wear often in my wardrobe, but I enjoy it.  I think Yellow socks would be fun, and bring some sunshine to my dull drab February.

What's your Pick?  Leave me a comment and tell me which you prefer!

KP golden glow tonalall for love of yarn skein

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