Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2010 - FO No. 17

Pattern:  Citron (from knitty.com)
Started:  Start of July and finished today (still needs to be blocked though)
Yarn:  Sock yarn (unfortunately it has no label so if anyone recognises it please let me know)

Citron is a really beautiful pattern and I looked through my sock yarns trying to find one that had enough yardage.  This one had no label but it seemed like it had more meters on it from the look and feel, and when I finished last night I still had a small ball leftover!  I really like the colors in this as it reminds me of the fish pond my nana used to have in her front garden, looking into the deep water and seeing the different colors in it.  I will try and block it through the week so it will sit nicely.  I am very tempted to find a solid sock yarn to knit another one in but I might wait a little bit as I have some other knitting to finish, including the second sock of Isabelle's.

Other news, I now have a new camera courtesy of my parents, for my birthday in September.  It is a Samsung ES25 and it as 12 megapixels which is a lot better than my old camera which had 2.  I just need to get used to using this one as it has a nice little program where you can make it lighter, darker and other little tidbits which I am still to work out how to use.  I managed to work out how to upload photos today by myself and you have to drag them from one program to another which is a bit annoying but I will get used to it eventually.  Lachlan seem to love the new program as he was changing things on a photo of himself and it looked like someone had squashed his face in half.  Isabelle and I couldnt stop laughing so he got rid of it so I cant show you how funny it looked!

Okay off to the shops to grab a few bits and pieces for dinner and wait for the kids to get home from school.  I am hoping Paul isnt working on the weekend so I can sneak up to Bendigo to the show.  I havent been for quite a few years but I have been reading about other people going and would love to meet them in person.  Fingers crossed!

20 comments:

Kate said...

I love it!! - that is definitely on my list of things to knit.

2paw said...

It's lovely and the colour is sort of Impressionist River Seine!!
My friend's new camera can give you a smile: it makes everyone look more than a little demented!!

drkknits said...

oh a citron! ive seen a few of these around lately, and this is stunning, it actually reminds me of an oyster shell, the colour and shape perfectly combined. lovely!

Kate said...

Your Citron is just gorgeous Sue! I am looking forward to getting a bit more knitting experience so I will be able to knit something like that myself. Have fun with the new camera.

Sandra said...

great idea to use sockyarn for a shawl! Might try once!

amandaj said...

That is a gorgeous shawl! I will need to be looking on Ravelry for more examples.

Long time no comment from me!

Amybel said...

I love the color of your citron! So many that I have seen are solid or semisolid colors.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Wow -- that's beautiful! Sounds like you'll be having fun playing with your new camera. Be sure and take it to Bendigo with you! ;-)

Sue said...

I am knitting a Ciron as well! I love the way yours turned out! I started with sock yarn and switched to lace, so mine looks airy.

melissa said...

gorgeous.
i really like it in the darker colorway.

PlumStitches said...

gorgeous! Picasa has nice, simple editing functionality too.

Michele said...

Your Citron is lovely! I love the colors! Have fun wearing it - and have fun with your new camera.

Ann said...

Gorgeous shawl & I like the colors.

Ann said...

Thanks for your comment on my shawls. Let me know which one (Berry Triangle or Cottage Garden) you like & I will email you a copy. Please send me your email address.

Jules said...

What a pretty shawl! I really like those colors.

Hilary said...

I'm so happy you liked knitting Citron!! And I absolutely love the yarn you chose!

Ruby Girl said...

How lovely is Citron and in those colours is is so nice.

Twig and Toadstool said...

What a gorgeous shawl!!!! My friend is knitting one using rainbow sock yarn as well!
(I'm still a novice, so I just look at creations like this and yearn for the day when I'll have the mad skills to knit like this)!
Have fun with your new camera...I do know the JOY a new camera brings!!!!
xo maureen

Oiyi said...

That colorway is beautiful! A really pretty shawl!

Louise said...

That is so beautiful! The colours are great, just the colours I always pick :)