- I’m still working on my Stitches Socks with Knit One, Crochet Too Ty Dy Stripes, which I picked up at Knitorious in St. Louis, MO with Sarah from In A Sknit.
- I’m working on my Timber Mittens by Joanna Johnson using the Buff Knitting technique, knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. I’m applying these to the Knitting Pipeline October Mitten Month KAL.
- I finished my mom’s Acorn Trail Cardigan by Amy Herzog, knit from Shepherd’s Wool by Stonehedge Fiber. It fits fantastically! I will talk more about the Sirka Knit Counter in a later segment. I also used the Finishing Your Knits class by Ann Hanson on Craftsy.
- I’m working on a Freddie’s Blanket by Joanna Johnson for my baby boy. I’m knitting it out of Knit Picks Comfy in Ivory, Peapod, and Marlin. Check out Joanna’s Etsy Shop to find the book Freddie’s Blanket, as well as her new adorable toy kits to knit Freddie and his friends!
- This week we are wrapping up the giveaway sponsored by Tara of Spin Monkeys (don’t forget her coupon code!) and Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. The winner of the Sock Yarn from Spin Monkeys in the Blood Orange colorway and the Tan House Brook Shawl is…… Anita! Please message me on Ravelry to claim your prize!
- This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Grellow and Gray for one of their awesome Sirka Knit Counters! I used it on my Acorn Trail Cardigan and I LOVED IT! To enter, visit the Grellow and Gray site and pick out your favorite color, and then let me know what your favorite colorway is on the Ravelry thread.
- I have been doing a lot of work for family and friends lately, such as a trip to Estes Park and a visit with wild sunflowers.
- I wanted to share a new podcast with you called Pocket Lenses. This is a great podcast for learning photography on smart phones and compact cameras.
- This episode I will talk about ISO. Here are the concepts to keep in mind when setting ISO:
- ISO numbers range from 100-6400+, depending on the camera. The lower the ISO, the slower your camera will absorb light.
- Use low ISO numbers for settings that are already naturally bright. Use high ISO numbers for indoor or dark settings.
- The higher the ISO, the more grain and noise you will get in your final image.