Well. My phone was fine for five days or so, then I started getting SIM card errors. On boot up, or randomly in the middle of a conversation. I made a not-very-convincing investigation into possible fixes, and then leapt with unseemly haste towards my local iPhone vendor.
I am starting to love the thing, but also feel that I should be doing absolutely everything with it. I've been taking photos sporadically during the week, but it's taken me until today to get the things off the phone and onto my computer so I can document what I've been doing. Unfortunately, I'm not yet impressed with the iPhone camera. So!
Spinning: This is the start of the yarn for Sandi Wisehart's Sweater KAL (available on Ravelry). I'm definitely very behind on this, as lots of people have knit up to the armholes already. It took me a while to get the right sort of thickness for the singles – I want a DK weight 3 ply, and my fingers are now used to ultra-fine-laceweight – but I think I've got the hang of it now.
The photo is sort of hazy and blue. I know why this was – something was occluding the flash and flaring it onto the lens.
Dogs: Woody doesn't approve of the current cold snap in the weather. However, if it means he gets extra sofa time, and a blanket, he's prepared to live with it.
He would like to point out he's not quite that yellow in real life, though.
Fibre acquisition: I bought this little lot from SpinGirl's destash – and one of the dogs (I suspect Kita) killed it as soon as it entered the house:
Then, I recently passed J's Nan's old sewing machine to a member of the Cambridge KTog knitting group – and in thanks, she gave me this lovely fibre!
It's not really that dark. Let's try again:
Hmm. Not a lot better. The fibre – which is Corriedale – is lovely, though. And has inspired…
A bit of fibre dyeing! This is also Corriedale, and has dyed up to a lovely stormy grey. This is the first time I've dyed Corriedale, and I'm impressed with how well it stands up to the process (read: no felty bits, even in this dark shade):
Exposure and colour: not too bad. Focus: bah.
I have more very bad iPhone photographs to share with you, but I'll save them for another post. I'll be trying a few more times, see if I can get a consistently good acceptable photograph with the New Technology, but it might be back to my old camera if the learning curve is too steep.