I love my new "big girl" camera and am having a lot of fun learning how to use it. There are some interesting photography projects and challenges on flickr. I do have to be careful when I look on flickr because the next thing you know I have forgotten about the cookies I was baking or that it is time to pick up M from school.
The 100 Possibilities Project really captivates me and encourages me to take pictures and try different things. The idea is to choose an everyday object and take 100 photographs of it. This large wooden spool is my object of choice. Sometimes I feel like I get a good photo and sometimes I don't.
Still, I try, and am learning things all the time.
I'll be collecting my spool photos here on flickr.
Have a look at some of these photo collections. This brown bowl was the first one I saw. I like that the photographer, Artsy_T chose a very simple and earthy object. She has started a second project with a frame. Both sets are very creative and artistic. Another one of my favorite 100 Possibilities projects is Prometheus by Kadewegirl. I am amazed by the different views and slices of one statue.
I had a hard time choosing what object I would take 100 photographs of but settled on something small and portable that I had. I wanted it to be simple and adaptable to many settings.
Here is the knitting progress thus far. This is the yoke of the dress. It is knit in knit 2 purl 2 rib and uses a lot of yarn. This part will be smocked after the dress is finished. I have had to pull out some sections and reknit them so that they will fit. The arm hole for this size was very small compared to the chest measurement. I think I've got it right now. I will now have to adjust the sleeves to fit the larger arm holes. That could be tricky. The sleeves and skirt are knit in a lace pattern.
With a knit 2, purl 2 knit pattern there is lots of time for the mind to wander. I have been thinking of crocheting some old fashioned pot holders. And then, what do you know, but there is a pot holder swap starting on Ravelry. I had to join.
I got some pretty cotton yarns and my little helper volunteered to wind them. She loves to use the swift and ball winder. How could I refuse?
These little yarn cakes are now patiently waiting for the Olympic knitting finish line celebration.
"It doesn't matter at all if my home's big or small, If it's brown or yellow or white, It doesn't matter at all if it's narrow or tall, Or if it is pretty or bright. It doesn't matter at all if my home's on a hill, Or down by the deep blue sea- As long as it's filled with people I love, And people who also love me."
P and I have been keeping calm while darning socks. She told me yesterday that she has been wanting to learn how to darn socks. So, last night she learned. She was thrilled to be able to fix one of dad's socks. She has her own darning egg so we can both work on socks at the same time.
We should have the pile finished before the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.