a knitter navigates through life

Saturday, October 20, 2007

can we have cooler weather now, please?

Autumn has officially fallen, according to the tree outside my back door.

And the Lizard Ridge blanket is residing on my dresser, 1) being decorative, and 2) glaring at me balefully.

Sew me up, dangit!

I'm still experimenting with the layout.

I'd really like to take a few black and white pictures to make sure the progression of color values is even, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it on my computer or with my camera. I combed the manual this morning and found zip.

Combing the manual! Ha! Get it? I crack me up.

If anyone has the foggiest clue of how to do this, I will write songs and poems about you in exchange for your assistance.

In the meantime, I'm working on a pair of Monkey socks

Notice the alarming amount of pooling? I am not so much pleased.

and a pair of RPM socks. I used Judy's Magic Cast-On for Toe-Up Socks, and I really like it. Plus, I feel all spiffy and knitterly that I learned a new technique.

If you need me, I'll be doing my cold weather dance, in hopes of getting some actual fall-type weather. It's dang hard to get motivated to seam up a queen-sized wool blanket with lows in the upper 60's.


Debbie said...

is there some type of menu setting where you could switch it to black and white? I'll have to check my camera. They have to have a way to change it, don't they?

Sonya said...

Ah hem. Want a nerdy answer, ask a nerd.

Try downloading IrfanView from http://www.irfanview.com/
It's good for minor photo edits and is free and smallish without obscure or annoying features (other than having to uncheck some extra Google stuff during installation). Once you open the photo, go to Image -> Convert to Greyscale

Now about those songs and poems...


jana said...

i hate to be an enabler, but it looks gorgeous all stacked up like that. :)