Fun with a New Camera
Cody took this photo of me at Fibers, the local Grass Valley yarn shop where we stopped on the way back home. I am handling alpaca (surprised, anyone?), and modeling my completed hot pink tank top. When I put it on this morning, I was so pleased with how well it fit; now I just need to keep eating right and exercising so things stay that way :)
Nikki at Fibers.
Here is Nikki's tank top, which I have been knitting this week.. the back finished and on a holder! It is going much faster than I expected.
While at Fibers, I purchased enough of this turquoise Cascade Yarns Fun, to make the Audrey top in Elsebeth Lavold's book four. The pattern calls for Silky Tweed, but the colors available all are too dark to look good on a paleface like me, but I have loved the design since I saw it earlier this spring, and am hoping this will be a good substitute. It is a viscose/cotton blend, and I plan to start it as soon as Nikki's top is finished.
Or maybe I will use this pretty cotton blend from Austermann, called Batika Color that I found on sale for $2.00 a skein last week, to make Stefanie's One Skein Wonder. I bought two just to be safe!
My last photo for you tonight is this beautiful wool from Ironstone, a gift from Jenny... who doesn't have a blog to direct you to, but was the lucky winner of my sock kit contest last month. What a sweetheart to send a thank you in yarn! I am saving it for a winter hat. Too bad you can't feel how soft it is... but it does show how good my new camera is at capturing true color.
A last note ... I did something I don't normally do, and consider cheating... I discovered that I had never published my story about last week's viewing of MacBeth, but only the photo Cody sent... so, I added to an already-published post. Not cool, but I do want to let you know more about the fabulous Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, so check out the enlarged post below... and have a great weekend!