Saturday, May 19, 2007

Catch Up Saturday

I've been trying to find the best way to photograph my homespun yarn (any suggestions here would be great, BTW). So it took me a few days to bring you this:

It's the Beneath the Waves roving I bought. Even though you can better see the colors here, it's still so much prettier in person. I'm trying to decide what to make with it. Maybe a vest? or shawl? I'm just not sure yet.

Today I took the smallest of the 3 Beneath the Waves hanks and my first homespun skein up to Bedford. We went to see Dianne and her Sock Sister Linda at Yarn Theory. They were having a Spring Fiber Fling. I ended up sitting and knitting with them for a few hours chatting and visiting and having a lovely time!

I suppose it'd be nice to show you what I bought:

That's Austermann Step for a pair of socks and Koigu for the Chevron Scarf in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Yup, I'm one of the last 5 people who haven't made it yet.

Lastly, I'd like to share with you what happened here last week:

I know, the Taco Salads are exciting but what I was showing you that on Thursday, May 17th, the gas prices really broke $3. The worst part was when I left for work that day, it was $3.03, when I got home it was $3.09. For the record, I don't get my gas here. I get it at a cheaper (sometimes by 20 cents!) place near work.

Well, back to knitting and spinning! I'm almost done with my cousin's present (thanks to said knitting for hours earlier today) and want to go on and get that done.


Dave Daniels said...

Beautiful spinning.
Regarding the pics, avoid the sunlight. It's bad for the skin, and it's bad for photos. Your best bet is to be right at the edge of the shade. String sunlight washies out the colors and gives too harsh a shadow. If you're using a digital camrea, focus on the "medium" light in the scene. (The not brightest and not darkest parts of the shot.) Try it once to compare and see if you notice a difference.

Dianne said...

Beautiful homespun..and I even touched it!!..You're doing a awesome job!
I can't wait to see what you do with your Koigu and Austermann..both are awesome!!
Happy Spinning and Knitting!!~

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Gotta luv the Koigu. Which colorways are they? I pretty much collect everything orange and maroon.
Bunny hugs,

cate said...

Spinning lookin good!!!!

Marianne said...

Hi Nikki! I heard so many wonderful things about you (from Dianne). Your handspun yarn is beautiful!
Thanks Dave, for the photo tips (I can certainly use all of those I can get!)
I'm going to add you to my yes, I'll be back.