The Shetland Shawl/hat/mitt project ended on as onerous note as all my other scarf/hat/mitt projects. Which is too bad, but easily, and happily, forgotten.
Now that it's done I feel like I can breathe easier. Not only am I enjoying wearing these every_single_day (fangul you -6 degrees!) I can get to that gift project I started back in November, but had to put aside to complete my Christmas knitting in time.
It's the lace scarf knit up in a lovely cocoa colored Bristol Valley Yarns. My new camera captures the color of the yarn beautifully.
It's 80% Alpaca/20% Silk and splitty as all get out, but I think I'm finally finding my rhythm. I nearly doubled its size this week. (Photo below was before.)
Speaking of my camera, I finally had a chance to take pictures with it outside and I had a rude awakening. All that success I've had with indoor photos is the extent of my knowledge with the camera. This puppy must be reprogrammed for outdoor light and, well, uh, I just haven't had the mental energy to crack open the book hubby gave me to learn the settings. I tried the auto setting and it, like the indoor auto setting, was a bust.
I'm gonna blame my ennui on the monotonous snow (once or twice a week since early December) which I'm watching fall presently. My regular outdoor staging ground, our back deck, has been covered since we received 8 or so inches back before Christmas. The following picture, with the old Canon powershot, was taken last January. It is a pretty decent facsimile of what I see right now, sans Junco and Cardinal: