Friday, March 23, 2012

Fly on the wall..










1. A 'filler' project.. a foray into lace knitting. This stitch is from an op-shopped bible of knitting stitches, it's called 'Horseshoe Print'. I started it about half a dozen times and pulled it out half a dozen times before I finally got my head around the repeats..grrr!
2. Elizabeth Zimmermann! Have you read any of her books? I am loving her writing..she's so quirky and funny, like she's your best friend that you haven't seen in years! Her practical, no-nonsense advice is being soaked up like a sponge. Like. A. Sponge.
3. Pears are back in season..hooray!
4. Eats from the garden..quiche with homegrown eggs, tomato/red onion/basil & balsamic salad with homegrown pickles..yum!
5. The middle one's unexpected gift to hubby and I last night...
6. ..and her invitation for us to view her 'exhibition'!
7. I have made a leap into D-SLR world. Oh, my! What a huge learning curve.. (I also think I need to clean our mirror). Any tips will be gratefully accepted..on the camera that is, not the mirror cleaning.
8. It was wild, woolly weather here today..brrr!

Wishing you a great weekend, whatever it sees you doing!

13 comments:

  1. Your lace knitting is beautiful and what a talented child you have, the painting is lovely. Good luck with the camera, I have no hints for you, sorry.

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  2. I just love the texture of knitted lace and cable patterns as much if not more than colour!
    Your DD's Art Exhibition must have filled you both with joy, ain't life grand?
    xx

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    1. Thanks Kate, she's right into the art at the moment..it's nice to watch. :)

      Yup, sure is, Sue! Loving the lace style..so rhythmic and satisfying (and soft!).

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  3. I have pinned a few good photography/ food photography tips & sites here: https://pinterest.com/dixiebelles/capture-photography-lessons/

    Good luck, I am learning too, and practising, with a lot of crappy photos still happening!

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  4. EZ caused a revolution in my knitting! You'll never be the same :). And lace knitting becomes addictive once you absorb EZ's advice on the pi shawl......

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    1. Excellent, thankyou SO much, dixiebelle! Will head on over and take a look when I have a spare moment. (You take fantastically non-crappy photos!!). x

      EZ - I love this abbreviation, of course, ignoramus that I am - I haven't heard it before, Kate!!! Pi shawl? Oh dear..there is much more to come, must get reading. Thankyou! :)

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  5. Tips on the camera? I have just one, but it's a biggie. Become intimate with the manual. Use it as your own private class and take one direction at a time and go play until you get it burned into your head. It's amazing how much information is between those pages.

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  6. Lovely knitting! Lovely pictures overall!

    I've always liked to think of EZ as my aunt.

    There is absolutely no genetic basis to this, I just like to think it.

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    1. This manual is falling apart under my constant flicking, Lily. ;) A little bit at a time, I'm sure it will all make sense..one day! Thanks for the advice. :)

      Again, EZ! Ahh, I'm so out of the loop, (no pun intended!). So glad to hear you like her too, quinn. :)

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  7. Chris I discovered EZ about two years ago and, after fifty years of knitting, she still blows my mind! There is a fun blog where people show the EZ items they have knitted, some are knitted exactly, others are modernised.

    http://zimmermaniacs.blogspot.com

    Love the middle one's picture! Please tell her I would happily hang it in our little gallery upstairs in the shop.

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  8. What a gorgeous lace pattern you are knitting and I love the wool. Elizabeth Zimmerman's book are amazing. I have knitted her mystery blanket and loved it and there are more projects I want to try.

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  9. Wow, thanks, Rose - I'll take a look, it sounds fun. Thankyou kindly for your compliment on the painting, I shall pass it on.. ;)

    Ahh, Cali, I think I might need to hunt on ebay for her books..I borrowed this one from spinning group and really don't fancy giving it back! Mystery blanket? This sounds...mysterious!! (off to google it).

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  10. I hope you're already on Ravelry Christine, it's a wonderful treasure trove of projects with valuable notes from the experience of others who have already tried the pattern.... and of course more Elizabeth Zimmerman!

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