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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Let Spring Fever BEGIN!!!

As hard to believe as one being able to Buy Yarn in Prison, I’ve gone ahead and started another Project! And, my chilly little body is all over THIS color. Started, in celebration of the weather to come AND the return of Herself to the Compound (although sporting an ankle bracelet), is a little cardi called *Martha* from the new Rowan (Number 37).

It is a very architectural all over eyelet check pattern that works rather quickly. I am using the re-cycled Filatura di Crosa *Zara* wool from the extinct Fern.

Here’s another springy tightly spun merino – sooo soft and buttery. (Lightbulb, I think I’m in the midst of a barn yarn rebellion!)

This stuff will wear well right next to the skin or over a little Tee or Cami. Yum…

I don’t know why, but here’s another color (and texture) that seems to defy digital photography! Do you see the angle bias of the pattern? It’s not *really* there – it’s actually a vertical ladder-type pattern – check out a better picture here.

I’ve been experimenting with white balances and color temperatures and it’s as close as I can get with Daylight. Flash washes it completely out. Maybe it’s time to try artificial light – arrgggh! I love shooting daylight – even though I use commercial light setups all the live long day on my job – there is nothing, IMHO, for color reproduction and subtlety like an indirect natural source. Maybe I should move to a house with much bigger windows… :p

14 responses to “Thursday, March 10, 2005”

  1. greta says:

    oh, that’s LOVELY!
    zactly your color, too ;)
    Knit ON, girlfriend!

  2. Diana says:

    Wow, that stitch pattern looks nice close-up! Your image shows more detail than the Rowan one, regardless of color accuracy. Are you going for the multi-colored button look as well?

  3. Gina says:

    Wow! I love your color palette…not to mention your fabulous patterns!

  4. Karen says:

    I had white balance issues with my last digital camera–it was a Minolta Dimage 304 or something (can’t remember exactly), a great camera on the whole but not so great with getting colors right. For Christmas DH bought me a Canon SD300 and it’s *wonderful*. It has settings for whatever the lighting conditions and they really work well. Further, it’s a tiny little number, easy to pop in the handbag or pocket and not too pricey AND does as much video as the memory card allows (which is plenty with my 512 mb card, could be even more with a 1gig card). Mostly, though, I like it for the digital macro and color accuracy.

    I have admired that ‘Martha’ pattern–yours looks great so far.

  5. chris says:

    Love the color, love the stitch pattern! Bonne Marie does it again!!

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks, Karen for the camera stuff – I am a white balance freak! OH, if only my white balance were accurate, pout, pout, pout…

    I keep thinking it’s something I’m doing – but maybe it’s the camera…

  7. Laura says:

    Wow, I have been pining after this Martha sweater, too! Do you think I could use Brown Sheep’s nature spun fingering weight? I haven’t the talent or patience to switch gauges mid-stream, as they say, but MAN that Zara looks mighty fine!

  8. Jo in ottawa says:

    I think that angle bias comes from teh angle you shot the photo at. We’re looking across the corners rather than from bottom to top.

    but Hey. what do I know about photography.

  9. Silvia says:

    That’s so BM springy! Knit on and maybe the warmer weather will come with it.

  10. geane says:

    Holy Moley, you are on to something these days, dearie! Always great choices from Bonne Marie.

    Just a sidebar to the Camp Cupcake “yarn shop” mystery..the poncho yarn may have come from area donations. They have a knitting program there. I remember sending them a package of needles and doo dads myself a few years ago. I just sent a teasing email to our (wv) Guild members to find out whose discarded stash yarn now adorns Miss Thang! So far it’s “yeah, I sent a box, but not THAT!” :)

    All the best to you and yours, geane

  11. Bonne Marie says:

    GEANE! BWWWAAAH! You are making me cry :) Nobody wants to *fess up* to that yarn!!!

    I absolutely think it’s wonderful that the ladies have the opportunity to knit and enjoy all the mental and spiritual benefits we all do with our needling…

  12. Jessica says:

    I just started a Martha knitalong. Do you want to join? Yours looks so great already.

  13. Michelle says:

    I feel it my duty to report to you that your site is da bomb when put into Gizoogle. Case in point:

    “Here’s anotha springy tightly spun merino – sooo sizzoft n buttery now pass the glock Anotha dogg house production.. (Lightbulb, I T-H-to-tha-izzink I’m in tha midst of a barn yarn rebellion!)”


  14. Bonne Marie says:

    “…sizzoft n buttery now pass the glock”

    OMG! That is making me FAINT with laughin’…

    Thanks, I think…

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