I am knitting, among other things, another Henley with striped sleeves, similar to the one I knit for Jean earlier this year. I knit Charlie a sweater when he was one, and now that he is two, he needs another one. I love this pattern. The stripe pattern is not exactly the same as the previous sweater, and I think I am going to stripe only one sleeve, since it is fourteen days before we leave and I have some other knitting to do, too. (One child will not be allowed any luggage; his suitcase will contain yarn and needles.)
I am now also sewing little things, like this little pouch. It is surprisingly stylish, and also surprisingly small. When I started out I thought it would be big enough for a ball of yarn, but, alas, I think I could fit a couple of stitch markers in there. The idea was from Last Minute Fabric Gifts.
This bag is less stylish, but very useful. I wish I could claim the idea, but I saw something similar in Crochet Today!
A little heap of blue fluff, so soft and sweet. It is one of the Woolly Wormhead Designs, a hat for a newborn.
Was his head ever that small?
The weather is beautiful, with blue skies and cool temperatures most days of the week. We are slowly getting everything in place; I even got my new camera today. (And a laptop. So that I can show you South Africa and Namibia, soon!)
The camera is a Canon T3i, with a 18 - 135mm lens. I had a Canon EOS 350D before, so it is very similar, but I love that it can take better pictures in lower light, and I love the ability to get a little bit closer than I could with my 18 - 55mm lens. I still have to study it a little more, but all the pictures in this post came straight from the camera and I am happy with them. (Usually I color correct the images. Jacques did the new header.) I shot in manual mode, but I think the camera adjusts exposure automatically even in manual mode. Those who care about this probably know more than I, so I shall stop rambling now, I just wanted to talk about my new camera for a bit.
As it is still Wednesday, I join Ginny for yarn along, and I can even contribute to the book reading part this week. I have listened to Hertzog while sewing. Moses Herzog is such a likable, tragic, flawed man. I suspect the book will not have a comforting resolution, but I love it anyway.