Hubby needed a camera for work, for insurance claims and such. He decided it would be good if he took my old Canon Powershot and I got a new one. He also did not have to tell me twice. On Tuesday a new little Canon Elph came home to live at our house. It is so wee and I think I might be a bit smitten with it. First picture I took?
Of course I took a picture of the nearest animal. Hi Stella Bo Bella. Not a great pici. I’m sensing there will be a small learning curve with the new technology.
Then today I had to pick up a package at the post office. A week or so ago Lectio had sent out a twitter alert that she was running perilously close to not having enough of a certain Noro Kureyon yarn to finish her lovely cardigan. As fate would have it, I had a ball of the colour she was looking for in the stash. Take that Murpy’s law! Hubby got out the FoodSaver TM. super sealed it up that yarn, and Canada Post took it to her. Turned out she did have enough, so Murphy was double bumped, but she’s thinking of a hat to match the sweater. I think she’s going to need it. It’s been snowing off and on at her place all week!
Anyway, I picked up this package from the post office and behold:
Um, yeah. She ‘said’ she was going to be sending me one ball of Noro Kureyon in another colourway that she had, like a trade. Get it? She lied. Look at this box o’ bootie! It’s a Noro junkies wonderland. Two skeins of Kureyon in a brilliant anti-winter grey colourway and a skein of Noro sock that makes me think of balloons at a birthday party. But wait, there’s more! Also in the box of treats, the coolest little gizmo ever. Behold:
**Note, glass of wine is for scale only!**
I can now knit and read. Sweet! I’ve been using a rolled up tea towel to elevate my books coupled with a heavy plate to hold them open. This is so much easier and compact. It’s like I’ve been given fire, I’m that chuffed about this invention.
Thank you so much Lectio! Also, and even more cool, she’s a published author! She’s going to be in the the Evolve (scroll down a tiny bit), anthology that’s being published in spring 2010. I keep checking the site for when I can pre-order. Hopefully it will be soon. She’s also been published in Kaleidotrope (which is also a very cool read). Knitters who love zombies are truly cool individuals.
I leave you now with this. We use a lot of garlic and ginger in our cooking. I personally believe that stirfries (sp?) might just be one of the best food delivery methods ever. While we were working on our kitchen and stuff we weren’t cooking much. During that time our ginger sprouted. I couldn’t eat it when it was trying so hard to live and grow. So I planted it. Here is hubby’s picture of it. He’s been playing with the settings of the new camera something fierce:
Then there is my interpretation of the same thing. All auto, all the time. I am just way too lazy to be as involved as him:
Hmmm, my colour is true but his image ‘cooler’ somehow. Gotta go eat dinner now. I’ll post hubby’s photo montage of beentsy (me, not the cat), tomorrow.