Friday, January 4, 2013

Random Notions – Is it the Weather?

This has been another strange day.  Maybe it’s the weather – it seems cold outside, but the sun is shining, plus there is a weird haze in the air.  Layla is home from school and she has been bored- she is so happy to be going back to school next week.  I taught her how to play Solitaire and Spider Solitaire on the computer, which she is already getting really good at, but then I saw an interesting video posted on La Sewista’s blog last night, so I thought this would be a good thing to teach her – finger knitting.


She got the hang of it pretty quick, but would get only so far when her hand would get tired, and she would drop it off.  It doesn’t make a very wide knit, but she was thinking she would like to make a scarf out of it eventually.  It really is a lot of fun – you could make narrow lengths very quickly while sitting watching TV and then sew them together to make a wider scarf.  With all the great bizarre yarns out there, think of all the neat stuff you could make!

For a very long time now, I have loved photography.  Years ago, I took a class, but that was over 20 years ago when I was using a 35 mm camera, and I have forgotten most of what I learned about F-stops and everything else.  My digital photography has been okay, but not that great.  Last night, I was reading a book about using macro lenses, and it had a section on photographing animals.  What do you suppose I did?  Yup – I started bugging my cats.  Here are a couple that I took-

 

 

I am amazed at the difference it makes to use the macro setting – the flash was still going off, but I didn’t get the red eye I usually get when taking pictures of the girls.  This is something I will have to explore further- I’ll have to see how far “in-your-face” I can get with the kids!  LOL

And that has pretty much been the extent of the day.  Sad.  I’m so glad the weekend is starting.  Tomorrow is the giveaway announcement!

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