Saturday, November 26, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Picture of the Day

Just a quick snapshot of Monkey Boy enjoying his first BBQd rib.

Friday, November 18, 2005

So true!

Check this pic out...

Ain't it the TRUTH!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Recent work...

So, this is what I've been doing instead of knitting and spinning....
A newborn (about 2 weeks old) little girl. Very sweet.

And her really adorable nearly 2yr old sissy...

Little Man

Originally uploaded by shizzknits.

I took LM to the town center the other day to try out my new lense. I just got the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 and am really trying to get used to it. I've been using my 50mm 1.8 prime for so long that having a zoom lense again was weird!
This was shot at 400iso on a very cloudy day, so it's a bit noisy. I had the lense wide open at 2.8 and let the shutters fall where they may....
A 100% zoom (showing the noise)....pretty sharp for a zoom. I'll have to try some shots wide open at 100iso and see if they're better.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Ancient "Yarn Curse"

I have a feeling that I'm under some kind of Yarn Curse. Every project that I've worked on lately has given me problems. Here's the latest fiasco:
It's kinda hard to tell from the photo, but take my word for it that the front and back of this sweater vest for Little Man are two entirely different colors. This happened even after I alternated between two different balls of yarn every two rows. The back is leafy green and the front is a more hay-ey green. I am SO aggravated that this happened.

When I bought this Patagonia hand dyed cotton, I made sure all 5 balls were from the same dye lot. I guess that doesn't mean much because look at how different the colors are. *sigh* And it's not like I'm not used to working with handpainted/handdyed yarns either....

Oh well, I decided I'm going to rip all the pieces tonight and re-knit everything, but switching one of the balls from the back to the front so the color should blend better.

On another note, look what The Dearest got for me...
Now I can listen to my audiobooks just about anywhere!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Picture of the Day

Guess where we went yesterday?

Little Man had a *blast*. And Monkey Boy was content to hang out....

More pics.