Thursday, May 24, 2007

Taking pictures...

When I was staying in California that year (from Aug.-83 through June -84) I took a lot of pictures. I had a simple instamatic camera, and I thought my pictures were pretty good. Then I met MaryAnn... She was swedish, and she had a REAL camera. And we took the same motifs, and I had no problems seeing the difference... So I saved up as much as I could( that wasn't much...I worked as an au-pair, and had $50 a week), but finally I bought a Canon AE-1, using 35mm film, or even slides, and what a pleasure that was! I took "tons" of pictures! I've been using it ever since-well, until I lost it when we lost our house in that fire in Dec.-03. A couple of years ago, hubby bought me a digital camera which is really neat and fun to use- but I still miss that Canon! I like taking pictures, but don't do it often enough. I took the above this morning, though: It was raining buckets here(still is, in fact), the sheep were out where they shouldn't be-on our lawn-their heads drooping, and they looked miserable! Then I noticed one of the lambs- he was kneeling and crawling under his mom for shelter!You can see him next to that tree (which is a maple, btw)
And I've finished my second pair of MayDay socks, this time for myself! Knitted in Silja, on 2.5mm needles. I think they turned out just fine. My niece got hers in the mail yesterday, and she called to say thanks! I have another idea for this pattern too...



Have you ever trieed Kool-Aide dyeing? I was sure Kool-Aide was some sort of drink, and couldn't understand what this was all about. Then I read Kristy's encounters with it...read and enjoy! I know hubby will have to buy me some packages if he goes to Houston,TX next week...

Have a lovely day!

3 comments:

busyJ said...

Marit - Nice socks! How did you complete them so quickly? I need to do 2 more pair of them, but I have not started yet. Maybe I should just send the yarn to you and let you do them. LOL
Have a great day.
Judy

busyJ said...

Marit - I just read on the Knitting Haven that Anni's grandfather died this morning. She is leaving for Norway for the funeral. Thought that you might like to know. I thought of posting it on Sockamania but decided if Anni wanted it there she would post it or have Holly do it.

Judy

Anna said...

This is a very nice blog and I can't believe that you just recently started doing it. Yours seems so well put together and with really lovely photos to compliment your writing. I found your blog because you left a comment on "Crazy Aunt Purl's" website and saw from your name that you live in Norway. I don't live in Norway, but I am in Scandinavia - Sweden.