Friday, June 16, 2017

Eye Candy Friday | A Three-fer.

My camera saw a lot more action this week. First, I took it - along with my new 24mm lens and a circular polarizer filter - to the library on Tuesday.  Our library is next to City Hall, which has a lovely little park with walking trails. I'm delighted with how much landscape fits into the frame

and the clarity of the water.

I also love the little park!

On Wednesday, it came with me to Katie's (this time with the 50mm lens and no filter). I was happy to hand the camera to Katie. and even happier to find these three images.



And this afternoon, I finally took some "modeled" shots of the finished test knit (Ravelry details here).


I had planned to share this with y'all last Friday (I finished and blocked the piece on Tuesday and bought the buttons Thursday), but I didn't get the urge to attach all 33 buttons until Sunday morning.

Rather than sewing them on, I used 4" pieces of the linen tied into square knots and trimmed. It took about an hour.


Turns out styling the piece is the "tough" part! It's really versatile!



But I've been unable to duplicate the very cool look that Melanie models (maybe she'll include a styling guide in the pattern).

Today was the test knit deadline so we expect the pattern to be published shortly. Highly recommend - it's a very fun piece to knit and wear!

Happy Friday!

11 comments:

  1. Great pictures! The water one is awesome (you will be able to get such fine shots in Alaska!!), and love the middle shot of you and Sam - so cute. Your test knit turned out beautiful. 33 buttons are a LOT though - lol.

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  2. It seems that many bloggers take up photography, and I can certainly see why! These photos are all great in their own ways, and it's so smart of you to practice before Alaska. Your park, adorable Sam, and lovely test knit are all wonderful, and your photos certainly show that to the utmost!

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  3. Wow! Great photographs, Mary. That last shot of Sam looking up at you? Oh. . . so precious! (His little arms. Oh. I can feel the "goosh" all the way through the computer.) The test knit piece looks just lovely, Mary. Nicely done! XO

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  4. Your photos are terrific, Mary, looks like you're getting in some great time with your camera. You'll be all set for Alaska! And the test knit looks fantastic, I love it as a cowl.

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  5. What a treat! The sweater and Sam! Not to forget the park. Keep on practicing!
    Cheers~

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  6. Love the photos, I'm hoping to figure out my camera and "Alaska" needs in the next couple weeks.

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  7. All your pictures are beautiful, but the one of Sam looking up and you just melts my heart.

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  8. Love the precious pictures of Sam! So adorable. What fun to play with a "real" camera. I need to get mine back out and experiment. The test knit is beautiful! Love how versatile it is! Might have to make one ;)

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  9. gorgeous shawl!! I love that you noted what lens went with what photos. I have a 50mm and I really like it a lot. I haven't thought of what is the next one to buy... do you like the 24? do you have a 35? Anyways, your grand is mighty handsome!

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  10. Fantastic photos! Woot!! Well done!

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  11. Katie's photos of you and Sam are so wonderful!!

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