Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I'm not feeling happy. I've been knitting like a posessed Badger on Metis and have finished the back and most of the front. I've been purchasing sock wool too, including a very soft bamboo sock wool that I've never seen before. I went to watch the FA Cup on saturday and Liverpool won. I should be bouncing off the walls with happiness but I'm not, and that's all because of my camera.

I have spent hours today trying to take a decent photo of the sock wool and Metis, but the camera does not want to cooperate. I accept that I live in a slightly darker than average house, but it's far from being a cave, so the fact that all the pictures look like they've been taken under a blanket at midnight on a moonless night has made me irritated. There is also the fact that it keeps turning itself off after 1 minute. And that it eats batteries at a ridiculous rate.

So, instead of the most recent pics, I shall have to show you this one I took last week instead

This is the cotton angora I bought from Pictish a few weeks ago. The colour is very accurate in this photo and it feels incredibly soft. I'm still not sure whether it will get turned into something for me or for the baby Badger. I've always been a bit wary of pink, as I always thought it clashed with red hair, but now I'm not so sure it does. I shall have to think on this one.

I've also realised that I've been blathering on about Metis without actually posting a picture of the finished article. Now this could be a good thing, as if mine looks very different from the one in the pattern book people might not realise, but in the interests of good blogging I feel I should post the picture.

We shall just have to wait and see if mine ends up looking even remotely similar...


Blogger Auntie Noo said...

Metis looks lovely, can see why you want to knit it! and can't wait to see finished article. Shame about the photos, hope we have a fabulously sunny day soon so you can take "bright" sunny photos!

9:22 pm  
Blogger Bronte said...

I have terrible trouble taking photos indoors that look like the "proper" colour, hence draping stuff on trees a lot of the time.

The Colinette sweater is very nice - love the bell sleeves! :D

1:50 pm  

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