Wednesday, August 1, 2007

This is what I started....

Thank you all for your kind comments on previous posts, I appreciate them SO much !
If I don't reply on a comment you gave me, please do forgive me. I receive them through my e-mail and Blogger doesn't always allow me to respond to them. But they do mean a lot to me !

During the holiday I managed do to some knitting in the early hours while everyone was still asleep. I always wake up early, yes EVEN on my holiday ! I just can't seem to get used to the idea of being allowed to sleep as long as I want then........ The others didn't seem to have any problems with that ! The youth slept untill we called them for breakfast ( more like brunch to me ) with fresh baked bread from the bakery. Mmmm, that's what I love most about those holidays, go to the shop every morning where there is that wonderful smell of bread in the oven !

This seemed like a good mindless knitting project to take with me, the chevron scarf everyone in blogland seems to be knitting lately. I really the look of this, with the two variegated yarns that seem to clash when you hold them side by side but then work up really nice when knitted. I even ordered the yarns for it I liked most: Blue Moon Fiber Arts in Lucy and Foofaraw.





And I took enough yarn with me to start the Wool Peddler Shawl. I bought this lovely yarn from Judy (from Smatterings) and started it with that, but I soon realized I most likely wouldn't have enough yarn for this. I saw this beautiful shawl knit by the Woolen Rabbit, if you scroll a bit down the page you'll see it http://thewoolenrabbit.typepad.com/thewoolenrabbit/2007/06/index.html She knit this out of two skeins ! I bought three and still don't have enough ! I don't know how she did it but I can't for sure. So, I ripped it and started again with some other yarn I brought too. You never can take along too much can you ? It's a merino/tencel fingering weight yarn called December Beaches. Appropriate don't you think ?

A nice reminder of the North Sea, with some of the shells found at the beach. There is also a shawl in the book called North Sea, maybe next time ?

The Mystery Stole stayed at home but I could have taken it along after all. Still have to do some catching up on it, I just finished clue 3.

I took these pictures with my new camera, A Canon Eos 400-D. In the US known under the name Digital Rebel I believe. Not a very portable camera to take along in a small handbag but I really like to learn to work with a camera like this. I already wanted to buy one a couple of years back when my previous camera was stolen from my house ( along with the jewelry my mother and grandmother left me after they passed away, makes me sad every time I think of it) but the price was huge then, so I chose something else. This camera was used so much by everyone that it shows signs of use, the lens is not working properly any more. Besides that it always seemed to be gone whenever I wanted to use it. So this one will be mine, and mine only !!!!! Just in case certain people are reading this too, you knever know !

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I always like the yarn you work with. Such classy colors...

Enjoy your new camera! You can make amazing photos with Digital SLR cameras...

Sarah said...

What a lovely Chevron! And, great pictures with your new camera - that is a constant battle with me, trying to get the photos "just right" - may be I need a new camera....

knicksgrl0917 said...

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Danielle said...

I just love your chevron scarf, it's really beautiful!! That's really heartbreaking about your grandmother and mother's jewelry being stolen. It would make me feel sad every time I thought about it too:( Enjoy your new camera, and do keep it for you only!

Alpaca Granny said...

Where do I find the chevron scarf pattern?
You take such beautiful, artistic pictures that you deserve a new camera.

Romi said...

I love the colors!

Artis-Anne said...

Welcome home:) I missed your last post. So glad you had a great time away and yet more lovely knits ( love the chevron mix) and yarns you have made and aquired.
Enjoy your new camera sounds a tad complicated for me ; I am just a point and click person as you can tell by my photos :( Your photos are always lovely.
So sorry about the loss of such sentimental objects , monetry value doesn't come into it does it ?

judy said...

Hmm... Kim, myself and another have made the Wool Peddler's from 3 skeins. I've knit two of them. Beautiful pics.

Kim said...

My Wool Peddler shawl took 3 skeins. Judy told me originally it would only need 2, but I needed 3 and used every single bit of that 3rd skein except for the 10 inches of yarn I had left over.

Isn't the yarn wonderful to work with?

Cheryl said...

I love the Chevron Scarf, and the photos of it are fantsatic! I have the same camera and I just love it. Good choice!