Thursday, July 26, 2007

dark grey is hard to photograph

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I finished the socks I was making for Bill.
I got bored with the plain stockinette and decided to add a cable running up the sides.

it looks really cool, but it's really hard to photograph well.

I learned that Bill's feet are quite different than mine, while my feet are chubby and very, very flat. Bill's feet are wiry and have the instep of DOOM.

next time I make socks for him I'm going to have to give in and do a heel flap and gusset.

I tried adding a little mini gusset in after I realized how badly the short row heel was going to fit.
I don't think it was enough.
ah well.

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Yarn: Brown Sheep nature spun sport
Needles: Addi turbo size 2 (3mm) for the main portion and size 1(2.5mm) for the ribbing.
Pattern: the usual tow up two at once short row heel pattern, with last ditch increases to fit instep of doom.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saurday Sky

this one was taken as I stepped out my front door on the way to work this morning.
I was struck by the beauty of the clouds in the perfect blue sky.

the picture doesn't do justice to what it was really like, but it's still pretty.

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Saturday Sky, taken Saturday, July 21, 2007, 6:30am, out front of the platypus nest.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

bad bloger, no cookie

so I have been a horrible blogger this summer. work has been so crazy, and when I'm not working, I'm to busy knitting to blog about it.

I've started a new pair of socks for Bill, I've turned the heel and am deciding what kind of pattern I want to put on the ankle.

progress on the feather and fan shawl is going nicely, but it's still pretty small, i have reached the actual feather and fan patterned part now.

maybe by Thursday I'll have pictures to post, and y'all can have an interesting post instead of somethings lame like this one.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Saturday Sky

Bill took this picture last week.
there's a place in Alexandria bay that will take people up in hot air balloons and give them tours of the 1000 islands, I'm bettign this balloon was from there.

although I can't help but think of Lee Scorsby whenever I see a balloon. (Warning, the link contains spoilers for the His Dark Materials books by Phillip Pullman)

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Saturday Sky, Taken Thursday July 3 2007. out front of the Platypus Nest.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Saturday Sky

it's been a very busy week at work with the fourth* and all, and I'm beat, and there's still two more days until I can have a day off. :(

where I live we had the celebratory fire works on the Sunday before the fourth, we are lucky, because we can see the fireworks from our back yard. I took quite a few pictures, but only these four turned out decent.

the squiggly are from the delayed shutter time combined with my shaky hands.
the first is my favorite.

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Saturday Sky, taken Sunday July 1, 2007, out back of the Platypus Nest.

* Fourth of July, Independence Day In the U.S.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Saturday Sky

well not really.

I've been rather remiss in my Saturday skys lately, Saturday is a very busy day at work, and I usually forget or am too tired to take a picture afterwards.

to make up for it, here is a rainbow picture that Bill took Sunday. it was a full arch, but he couldn't fit the full rainbow in the frame,you can just barely see the secondary rainbow in the upper right hand corner.

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Sunday Saturday Sky substitute.
Taken Sunday July 1, 2007. looking out from the front door of the Platypus nest.

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