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April 8, 2010

Slapped a temporary header up there.  I was so tired of looking at the plain white, I decided anything would be better than that!  Since I’m not very good at graphics and don’t really have a very good program to edit, it’s so-so.  Any suggestions for a mac user who doesn’t want to shell out for photoshop?

Of course lots has been going on the knitting world over here.  It never really stops does it.  I seem to have gotten out of my knitting funk, and am back into the swing of things.

Hermione's Everyday socks

Talked about making these socks here.  I didn’t end up finishing them in time for January SKA, but I also didn’t do a February pair (due to the Olympics).  Even though these didn’t qualify them for the February challenge, I kind of consider these my February socks.  As long as I end up with 12 pairs for this year, I’m good.

March Mystery Sock - Third Clue

Pattern: March Mystery SKA 2010/Belle Vitini

Started these on March 1st, and have the first sock done.  They’ll be a little big on me, but I still like them.  Great pattern and quick knit!

During my spring break, I became obsessed with a new project. First I carded batts:
Wool and Silk Batt

Then I spun lace singles:
Lace spinning singles

This has since become a Citron.  It’s knit and blocked and I will have photos soon!  I have enough singles to make another, so I’m now making a matching one for a friend.  It’s exactly what I wanted, a bright, light, flowy shawl for spring/summer.

So that’s some of what’s been going on here.  I’ve also got several designs in the works, and am hoping to be able to share some of those soon. ;)

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2010 3:45 am

    Gimp- http://www.gimp.org/
    Picnik if you’re starting with a photo rather than wanting to create something from a blank canvas – http://www.picnik.com/
    Picasa, again, if you’re starting with a photo – http://picasa.google.com/mac/
    Also, there’s photoshop online, but again, I don’t think it starts from a blank canvas, I think you have to start with an image that you’re editing.

  2. Jeralee permalink
    April 8, 2010 6:19 am

    I love the design of the Belle Vitini! I am going to have to save that one. It is a beautiful design.

  3. April 9, 2010 3:51 pm

    I’m not a Mac user, so there me something better, but you could try GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/), which is basically a free, open-source Photoshop-type program. It looks like Mac isn’t officially supported, but that you can download a Mac version at http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html.

    I personally use Fireworks, but it isn’t free, unfortunately.

  4. April 9, 2010 3:56 pm

    *there may be

  5. April 20, 2010 5:12 pm

    Just catching up on your last few posts, and I have to say…wow, your “funks” are awfully productive! LOL You have some MadSkillz, lady :-)

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