I don’t know about you but I have the post Christmas Blah’s.
There are too many left-over baked sweets, too much chocolate and too much of everything good! For example my lunch today is open faced cheese on bread – broiled in the oven – pretty innocuous right? The problem being that the cheese choices included left-over brie and Shropshire Blue from the Christmas Cheese board. The Shropshire has been judiciously mixed with the extra old cheddar, also left-over.
To combat the blah’s I have finished a couple of projects – my new tea-cozy is doing double duty as a new Spring Class for Mad About Ewe and as a cozy for my new teapot – “Mum’s the Word!” and the fingerless mittens for a little princess. That has helped – now I am looking for other projects to finish and/or start. There is no shortage of choices.
- 2 painting projects – shawls – more that half done
- 1 circular shawl – just started – but oh so pretty
- 3 sweaters half started
- another tea-cozy
- slippers to finish
Or a new option – As I was cruising my stash last weekend I “found” this gorgeous Mohair, about 1000 metre’s it will knit up very quickly into a wonderful sweater! Right beside it was a couple of balls of another yarn – a silk/wool blend – and don’t they look great together! That is the wonderful thing about stash – yarns in it have a tendency to match-up! This might be the project of choice.
I got a new camera and lens for Christmas – well Christmas, Birthday (also December) and earnings combined.
The Canon EOS 60D creates pictures with higher resolution and does Video’s! Something that I have been wanting to add to my blog – video how-to’s – but first I have to learn how to use that feature of the camera. And after a couple of tries it appears that I might be a little slow on the uptake! Time for some more studying.
Part of the Camera kit was a new lens – the EFS 18 to 200 – not sure about it – seems heavier and slower than my old zoom. But I have managed to take a few really good shots this last week. Again it is that learning curve.
We walked at Neck Point on Thursday and at Pipers this morning – the pictures are from both places.