05 January 2012


Knit me!

Last week my car went in the shop for new U-joints. This week, my camera went in the shop for routine, albeit at least 12 months tardy, maintenance.

I thought nothing about losing my car for four days. Didn’t bother me at all.

70,000 shots and still shooting!

But take my camera for seven days, and I’m a mess! This is pure torture!

Attack of the Dust Monster

We have big photographic plans for February, so the dust spots MUST be removed. This surgery is necessary. It’s a good thing. I can survive a week cameraless. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

Longs Peak lives forever

The Longs Peak Snowflake project I’ve been working on once in a while since last April and non-stop during November train commutes serves only to heighten the anxiety. It’s a beautiful project, but it feels like it’s never going to get done. I need a change. I need something fresh. I need something intense that can be done in a week or less.

I love Noro

So I pulled out the six skeins of Noro Kuryeon my friend Sandy gave me as leftovers after she finished a huge project last October. Six skeins is the exact amount of yarn Lanesplitter requires.

autumn's finest

I had never knit diagonally before, but it isn’t difficult at all. I have more trouble trying to keep track of which rows need to be purled. More than a few frogs have invited themselves to this party.

Nevertheless, my needles are purring, I’m visually and tactilely stimulated, and I’m learning a new technique. I love watching the colorway develop into what will be a great new addition to my wardrobe. I can’t wait to wear this!

Um, I can't wait to take pictures of this. With my beloved Nikon.



  1. good luck! hope the distraction helps to keep you sane.

  2. I am looking forward to seeing your knitting results!

  3. Oh goodnessm a week without your camera. When I see the pictures you take (this past Snowflake Monday) I can bear the thought either. The pictures on that post are magnificent. How you capture nature. The snowflake pattern is also amazing. What talent and thank you for sharing.

  4. Very pretty yarn. Maybe your camera will be done early. Hay, thinking positive here!

  5. I can only imagine how you must feel right now. It seems to me that your camera is part of your body since you are always taking such wonderful pictures!

  6. I knitted a Noro scarf, alternating colors and I loved it. Now I want to try diagonal knitting!

  7. That Noro yarn is gorgeous, I've not actually seen it in our LYS, I guess I should bite the bullet and just buy some online, the colours in all other projects I've seen are lovely.

    I hope you are surviving without your camera, can't wait to see your new pics, dust free.

  8. Wow - what fantastic yarn. I've never used Noro - someday. I love the shot of motifs in a stack. The thread looks so satiny and the colours so enticing.

    Can't wait to see your finished projects!


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