I also realized I spent 25.00 dollars on the worlds junkiest, waste of money, piece of &*(^ camera ever. Yes, it was cheap, and you get what you pay for, but I once had a free camera from Earthlink that was better than this. My DD and GD spent the day Sunday. I loaded the camera with new batteries, only to find it ate the next morning, it ate them and burped my pictures into oblivion somewhere. I digress, I'm just not having a good time lately.
As for stitching progress, I work on my luxury knitting in the mornings while it's cool. Risa took my advise and bought some of the Seta and compared it to the Haze. It seems I was right, it is the same just different name, manufacturer and better price. So far, several links have been posted about Little Knits because of me. I just hope at this rate they don't sell out on the Seta. I want to get some black and pink, maybe some more white to dye turquoise.
I realized the mystery of Kid Silk/Seta phenomenon as documented by Yarn Harlot. Her theory was there is a knitting black hole. I wish I had taken pictures, but they would have been eaten/burped anyway so it hardly matters. Anyway, Monday morning, I had about an inch on the Jeweled tank. I knitted for an hour, measured, 1 1/2 inches. It's seven rows to the inch, I know in that hour I must have knitted atleast ten rows. I knitted another hour, 1 3/4 inches. I know I knitted another 10 rows. 20 rows should equal almost 3 inches. Giving up, and getting too warm for mohair, I secured it in it's place in the closet safe from the paws of this.
As well as her cohort in crime.
The next morning, I knitted a couple rows, it seemed to have suddenly grown. I measured, 3 1/2 inches, from 2 rows? I knitted some more on and off throughout the day because of the sitting problem and my cushy rocker suddenly becoming a thrown of stone. At five inches the luxury knitting was locked and secured in it's vault. When I woke this morning, I pulled it out and immediately measured, still five inches. Two rows of knitting, it grew to seven inches. It seems that it's growing over night, but only after I knit two rows it relaxes to it's full height.
Here it rests on the dining room table. Ignore the Halloween tablecloth. lol I really want to finish this so I can have the needles for Soleil. But I'm afraid if I marathon knit the body in one day, I might wake up the next morning to a 28 inch tube, that wouldn't be good.
On the cross stitch front, I didn't get to work on Teddy's Trunk of Treasures, because once I start on Venetian Mask I have a hard time putting it down. There is a wonderful picture of it finished here. I switched out the blues that was with it for 3844, 3845 & 3846. The bright turquoise seems stand out nicely with the rusts and peaches. Thinking I might like to design a sweater with this colorway.
There are so many projects I want to work on, I wish I could multi-task and stitch several at the same time. *sigh*
Until next time, happy needling.