Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tuesday This 'n That

Labor Day was fairly uneventful around here, since it's honestly too hot to do anything. If you read any blogs from others Californians, then you already know that we're having an extreme heat wave. For example, last night at 7pm it was 90 degree INSIDE my home and I'd had the air conditioner on since 8am that morning. In addition to the hot weather though, my health has taken a turn for the worse and in addition to my normal Fibromyalgia symptoms, I'm battling the return of all my Epstein-Barr Virus symptoms. Supposedly it has returned because my immune system sucks, so I'm attempting to remedy that with a 30-day trial for what I hope to be "miracle" vitamins.

Laura recently asked me about the sock I was designing to see if it were complete. I'm on the verge of posting about it, but not today, so here's a sneak-preview photo.

Wendy wrote a post last month regarding this light tent. I'm feeling tempted into purchasing it. Although my photos are alright, I would love for them to better. Also, with this tent, maybe my photo assistants wouldn't steal my props. Currently I photograph everything outside by placing a few sheets of white tissue paper on my backyard patio or walkway, and I keep it from blowing away with a few rocks stolen from the base of my water fountain. Unfortunately, my golden retrievers think they are my photo assistants and just for giggles they like to steal the rocks off the tissue paper when I setup between photos.

All setup and ready for it's picture

Kya nonchalantly standing near the photo setup acting all innocent

The little thief stealing the rock from the bottom left corner

The yarn in the photos was recently acquired from Jenny of the Stash & Burn podcast. She was doing a de-stash and I decided to pick up these two skeins of Lamb's Pride Worsted in the Prairie Fire colorway. I'm considering using this yarn to make a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. They've changed the guidelines this year to sending in a maximum of five scarves and they need to be received by October 15th, but they are also recommending no mohair scarves. There is 15% mohair in this yarn, so do you think it would be alright to use this, or should I find something else?


Carole Knits said...

I've used Lamb's Pride for the Red Scarf Project before and it's fine. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I sure hope those vitamins do the trick.

Laura said...

Sure hope the vitamins help, gf. The sock looks great! Can't wait to see more. I love your furry helpers. :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I hope the vitamins work for you.

You sock looks lovely.

I think the Lamb's Pride would be fine for Red Scarf.

The_Add_Knitter said...

My brother lives in LA and MOVED this weekend, I can only imagine the hell it must've been! Hope you get your energy back soon, Kya is too adorable!

Micki said...

You're such a tease! The sock fragment looks awesome.

Take care, and I hope those vitamins really do work miracles.

SJ said...

Hope that you feel better soon! I'm sure the heat can't be helping.

The socks you're designing look gorgeous! I can't wait to see more.

As to the mohair ... Well, I'm biased. I'm allergic to mohair and can't use any yarn that has mohair in it or I'll start itching. So I think that they're probably thinking of the scarf recipients who'd have the same problem I do, and for that reason I'd vote for finding another yarn without mohair. Keep the Lamb's Pride for yourself! I hear it felts really well.

Karen said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling ill again - I bet the extreme heat doesn't help any either. I'll send you cooling and healthy thoughts. I can't wait to see the whole socks - the sneak preview sure looks pretty. Okay, that doggie my not be the best assistant, but he sure is a cutie!!

tiennie said...

I'm sorry that you're not feeling well! Hope the vitamins work! Can't wait to see your sock pattern!

Hasbu said...

Sorry to hear who have been ill again. I'm blowing some chilly air from here to you, maybe that'll drive away the heat wave? Our temps are again down to low 30's... so I guess I'll light the fire in our fireplace again tonight.

The socks look adorable!

abby said...

I can't wait to see more of your sock! It's looking really pretty. I love the pictures of your photo assistant.

Since I'm just getting around to commenting, I hope the heat has abated and that you are feeling better!