26 Nov 2008 post
I finally took the KnitPicks plunge after wrestling with three 2.75 mm (US2) curly cord 29 to 32 inch circular needles on these mitts I'm trying to make. The long curly cords were driving me nuts as the fingerling yarn got tangled up. So I placed my first KP order today: Metal DPN set, 4.5 mm Harmony DPN, 2 Nancy's KnitKnack's needle gauges, KP Options set. I've never tried their needles before. I hope I like them! It took me some time to decide which DPNs to get, metal vs Harmony wood, and I ultimately chose the metal ones thinking they were safer from breakage while I have a toddler in the house who flops around everywhere. Can't wait for my order to arrive...
I took 7 photos using various camera settings to try to get that DOF working. Still no significant differences. I did manage to get the aperture to come up on one photo as f/4.3 instead of the f/2.8 in all the photos from yesterday. I think it might have something to do with turning on Macro and stepping back and zooming in.
Shutter Speed: 1/28 sec
Macro Mode: On
Photo possibly zoomed in
This photo shows the mitts I'm making. Yeah, not much progress, only 6 rounds I think. It's definitely too big around my wrist. I will have to frog and start over and do some K1P1 ribbing to tighten that up. Or maybe I'll cast on 4 fewer stitches, then increase after the wrist section.
Not much knitting going on Chez Smariek. The little one was sick for a while but is recovering now, and of course I caught it too and have been sick for a week. I'm recovering now. What invariably happen when I get sick and have a tendency to use lots of tissues is that I end up washing my hands A LOT (after each tissue use, I'm just anal that way) which results in dry fingers, which leads no less knitting because I hate when yarn snags.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. It's time to go make some lunch, and then think about getting my little turkey into the oven.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008