Friday, 22 February 2013

an ode to rebel

things have been a little neglected around these parts lately ....ooops.
between a head cold that dragged on for days and days (and days) and now a bit of a tonsil thing that's got me feeling under the weather it's all just a bit of slow going at rosieok.
on a lighter note though i've been planning on a new camera for months and finally bit the bullet on saturday night and forked over the cash (online at harvey norman) to get my new baby delivered to me on monday !! seriously fast service which was great.
she's a canon eos 1100d dslr, also known as a rebel t3. rebel sounds so much nicer so i think that from now on she'll be refered to as rebel and i love her so.
not to gush too much but she's fab.
look she has depth of field !!

indoors at night under flourescent light the colours are true !! no flash, no studio lights to set up, just perfect colours :)

the scarf from last post and i had a disagreement about halfway through so i frogged the poor thing and decided to make some teeny weeny little socks full of woolly, colourful, glittery, soft goodness. no this isn't a hint i just figured a little pair of socks was more likely to get finished these days than a full sized adult pair.
on some more exciting news new mill spun yarn has arrived so i've been dyeing again. this time 4ply (sock weight) BFL- blue faced leicester wool in superwash at 400 meters to 100 grams.
next week i'll have some baby alpaca in 8ply (DK weight), some organic merino in 2/4ply(sport weight), and baby alpaca/silk in 2ply(lace weight) to dye.
i'm loving the above yarn in shades of browns, chestnuts, burgundy and grey/blacks i'm fightling with myself not to keep it.

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