Monday, February 18, 2008

Long time no blog, eh?

Ok, I've gone a little bit AWOL, but it's been for good stuff. I *have* actually been working on some knitting...

Ariann sweater in progress

That's Ariann by Bonne Marie Burns. She sashayed on to the needles on New Years Day; what better way to kick off 2008? I'm using Ella Rae Shibu, which is a 90% silk, 10% viscose yarn. The drape on the stuff is gorgeous, and the viscose thread makes it look almost tweedy. The only drawback is that the yarn sheds a little bit because the silk is a little bit nubby... I stand up after working on it and have little pink fuzzies on my lap. All in all, I'll take it.

Ella Rae Shibu yarn

The color is better in the first picture... these are courtesy of my new camera, and I'm just excited to have a camera that adjusts for different light conditions. The old camera, which is a bare bones point-and-shoot, gets testy if you're shooting in anything other than direct sunlight. Even bright indirect sunlight requires either a flash or a tripod... and if do you take a picture in direct sunlight, it ends up overexposed and washed out. The above pictures were taken with the new camera using ambient light from a floor lamp; no flash, no tripod. I'm hoping better camera = better pictures = prettier blog. :)

4 comments:

Coleen said...

oooooh pretty!

Haven't seen you in ages. I hope all is well!

Javajem said...

Lookin' good!

Missed you on Monday!

Mama-E said...

sweet!

Lolly said...

Hey jen!!! nice to see you!
and what a GREAT project. that yarn is a winner! did you get it locally?