Greetings, readers! Sorry about the delay, I’ve been rather busy lately. And my camera is having problems–all of my photos turn out funny! See here, in pictures of my latest creations:
See how most of them have weird white lines in them? I don’t know why. And that one of the egg has all the colours distorted. *Shakes head* Without flash, all the photos would be like that. *Sigh* I really don’t know why my camera has done this. Maybe it’s from all of those times I took photos of the sunrise on a cold winter day, not caring if the lens was exposed to the sharp dawn light, or the inner workings to the cold. *Longer sigh* I need a new camera…
Anyway. There are two photos in that slideshow that I want to mention: The unfinished green knitting. That’s the hat I’m making right now. Last night I finished the two-toned green hat in there as well. Though there isn’t a photo, I also made one out of that Luster Sheen thread that my Mom sells in her store. I used one strand of white and one strand of cream together to make it. I was using six needles for that hat. It was my first top-down hat. Five increases every round until I had 90 stitches, which explains why I used six needles: I increased the first stitch on each needle. The green hat had four increases, making it so I only needed five needles. And this hat had only four needles, but I did six increases every round: increase twice at the beginning of each needle. And on this one I started with nine stitches, which made it easier to get going. And now I have 90 stitches. The other green hat had 84 stitches, and I did a 2-2 rib. On the Luster Sheen hat, I did a 1-1 rib. Obviously, I’m not at the ribbing on this hat yet, and I haven’t even decided how I’m going to do it anyway.
I’m reading a book called Crewel World right now. The series is Needlecraft Mysteries, and the author is Monica Ferris. It’s book one, too, if you wanted to read it…but I don’t like it much so far. No one has been murdered yet, either. But (SPOILER ALERT!!) I read on Monica Ferris’s website that Margot is killed. Because the author didn’t know how to run a craft store, she had to kill her off, apparently. And so she brought in Margot’s sister Betsy to try to run the craft store and to solve the murder instead. I read on the website that Betsy knows as little about needlepoint and running a small business as the author does. Alas and alack, neither knitting nor crochet are in the spotlight. Tapestry work and counted cross-stitch are. Oh, well.
I hope to write again soon!