May 11 – 15 in photos

May 11: daily

May 12: a rare treat

May 13: warmth

May 14: cold

May 15: above

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WIP Wednesday

But only barely – twenty minutes more and these socks will be done!

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It’s a mother of a day

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s been a nice one so far; well wishes from the boys (plus a card and a rain check for dinner in a couple days), some truffles & a new sun hat from the Mr., and a¬†pedicure compliments of my daughter.

Getting pampered!

I did have to make several batches of soap, but otherwise it’s been a nice relaxing day – did some knitting and will pull out the wheel after I post this. I also blocked a bias skirt; after it dries I’ll seam up the side and knit on a waistband for the elastic. For now, it looks a lot like a towel.

Oh – and the photo challenge is still on. May 6th thru 9th were: monochrome, colorful, inside, outside. Here are my four pictures (in order):

“Monochrome”

“Colorful”

“Inside” (of a construction site)

“Outside”

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A thousand words

I like to take photos but I am by no means a photographer. I’ve never invested the time to learn about apertures, white balance, or shutter speeds – but I like photos and so I joined a May photo challenge on craftsy.com. It’s one of those “take a photo every day for a month” things with a list of daily topics.
The first three days were “up close”, “from afar”, and “handcrafted”. I really had to think on that last one, because my immediate thought was to take a pic of my knitting! But since the whole point is to make me think differently about taking pictures, I went with a couple of old wooden boats. Here are my first three pics:

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The 4th was “moon” and I wasn’t able to find anything… It was cloudy and no other inspiration struck – so I’m going to keep my eye out and fill that one in later.¬† Today was “sun”, and on my morning commute there was a beautiful sunbreak that I was able to capture from the train.

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Take two

On to the second neon sock!

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WIP Wednesday

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Onwards to the toe!

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The project cha cha

The yellow “Inlay” socks that I recently pulled from hibernation are no more. I got a couple more chart repeats done and then tried one on — only to discover that I ought to have checked the fit sooner because they are about an inch too narrow in circumference. Ah, well. Such is gauge denial knitting.
So, today I’m working on the neon sock I started on Saturday. It’s eye catching!

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Almost as eye catching as the boots on a young woman I saw this morning.

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