I think maybe I should have done the entire leg section in rib, might have made them tighter.
Knitted up this cowl super quick, with the remaining Noro yarn from my Shalom, as a wee gift for a friend. Whilst I was making my Shalom, she commented that the yarn was her colour, so I was jolly happy when I'd finished it and realized that I bought one whole skein to much. I knew just what to do with it.
Marigold's Loft. The pattern is easy to follow and Natalie has included an excellent photo tutorial, but I'd just forgotten how long 'man sized' socks take to make. These were intended as a birthday present for this coming weekend but there's no way they will be finished in time, so plan B gift has been bought and these will be put away for christmas.
Now if you don't mind me asking, I'd like a spot of camera advice. At the moment I have a little compact Olympus, which I'm very happy with but I'd like to get myself and SLR. I'v been looking at the Nikon d3000/d3100 which are about my budget (400€) but would welcome any other suggestions.
Years ago in uni I had this Nikon FG. It's broken now but the 'problem' with it was that it was all manual. This worked fine for me at the time, as the pictures I need to take were 'still life' type but now I'm needing it as a family camera - autofocus- as kids and 'still' don't go too well.
As a word in it's defense, I think it is far more attractive than what seems to be on the market these days. I like the metal and heavy duty plastic and the big knobs! Everything now seem so flimsy, 100% plastic and stream lined. Sort of like cars! I love the old white walls with curves and chrome.
|Elba Island, Italy, where everyone had one of these two seater, 3 wheel beauties.|
Built for comfort not speed!
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along this week.