Sunday, July 16, 2006

Not Much Knitting Lately...

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.


twig said...

I have my sights set on a new digital camera, too. Maybe magically it will make my knitting look great. *laugh*

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I'm loving the colors on your Northwest Sunset Vest. It's going to be beautiful. I live 45 minutes away from where Meg Swansen holds her Knitting Camp and am thinking I'm going to have to apply next year, but had set a goal to knit one of the sweaters before I did. This may very well be the project. What yarn are you using?

The sock looks lovely. Don't you just love how the picot edging looks .

Sandra D. said...

Great shot of the goldfinch, Terri. Bummer about ripping that band - messing around with buttonholes makes me crazy.

Oh, I'm envious of your workshop with Beth. I noticed she's on the schedule again for the Folk School, but it's next March and the timing might not be good for me. I'll see when time gets closer. Can't wait to hear about it (don't forget to take your book for autograph!).

vanessa said...

love all the knitting, and color me green on the bbr aran class!

Linda said...

The picot edge on your sock is really pretty. Its pretty yarn too - what is that yarn?

Your camera is great - I really need a new one too. Hhmmmm, yarn or camera? Tough decisions!

I'm jealous that you're in the aran class at Woolwinders. I love that store - jackie is so nice. Have a great time and be sure to post about it when you get back.

junie said...

Speaking of new cameras, I just ordered a Cannon 7.1 S500 (I think) and I am pleased that you liked your Cannon.

Take a look at my blog and let me know if this will be a good one for a terrible terrible photographer?

I think the one I got is the same as your old one with 7.1 megapix or whatever.

Jeanne Snow said...

Yyou have no idea how weird that picture looks early in the morning! Took me several minutes to realize it was a goldfinch. Is that thistle seed? What do you have it in?

On the camera topic, I have a Kodak Easyshare DX4900 that my son got us. Thank goodness. $3.95 box brownie is about my speed.