Not much knitting lately. I've ripped out the button band on my Northwest Sunset Vest 3 times. Hopefully, this will be the last. I didn't like the buttonholes. I followed the directions in the Sweaters From Camp book and to me the bottonholes were too bulky for the small band I was knitting.I started knitting the Fetzensocken Pattern by Diana Meyers. It's a German pattern that has been translated into English. The socks have the coolest picot type edging. The edge is created by knitting a few rows of stockinette followed by a row of k2tog and yo's then you fold the knitting in half (purl side to purl side) and k2tog all the way around. Inside it makes a beautiful finished edge. This sock is part of the July Knitalong for Sockamaniac Sock-a-Long. Check out Gail Dennis' website to learn more about the Yahoo group or to download the free sock pattern.
Next weekend I will be attending a Beth Brown Reinsel workshop at a LYS called Woolwinders. I was able to get the last seat in the class. The topic is Aran Cardigan from the Top Down. I've heard so many great things about this workshop from the FLAK Yahoo group. I love her Knitting Gansey's book and her Marilyn sweater pattern is one of my favorites.
My DH purchased a new digital camera for me, the Sony Cyber-shot (DSC-H5). I'm still getting used to all the features. It has 7.2 mega pixels with 12x optical zoom. I wanted the zoom to be able to get shots like this one of a male American Goldfinch eating thistle.
I still have my Cannon Powershot S400. The Cannon is a very useful digital camera that is still current. It has 4 mega pixels with 3x optical zoom. I really like the Cannon because of its small size and ease of use. I plan to carry it in my purse for those unexpected shots.