Friday, July 30, 2010

Artistic Liberties

SketchBook Mobile is an App for use on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Made by Autodesk, Inc., (the company that makes AutoCAD, a software for computer aided design that I used in one of my former jobs), it's a pretty cool drawing tool.  I have just started using it on my iPod Touch, but especially if you own an iPad and are even mildly artistic, you will want to have this app.  There's a free version, called SketchBook MobileX that can give you a chance to try it without cracking your wallet.

Here's something I scribbled out in a couple of minutes.
Summer in the Suburbs
Yup, it's a corny title.  Having only done one of drawing, I can't vouch for the control that you might have with just the tip of your finger, but you will find it's more fun than fingerpainting--and not as messy!

And you might get really good at it (video from AutoDesk:).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

And it Fits!

 I'm so happy I stuck with this project.  It actually fits me!


My modifications:
  • I added an inch to the length of the body.
  • Did not bind off shoulders as the pattern read but did a three-needle bind off on them.
  • Did not bind off the back neck; just knitted those live stitches when I added the ribbing at the neck.
 My finishing skills are slowly improving.  Or maybe the Finishing Fairy paid a visit.

 The color is a bit faded on these photos but the sweater details are better.




Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Old Yeller - In Progress

You might be surprised to see a sweater and not socks.  Just a wonderfully plain cardigan made with sturdy wool to last for years.
A few strings are still attached (literally).
And the sleeves are ready to sew on.  Don't hold your breath, though.  This is often where I stall. Sleeves should  might happen tomorrow. Is the finishing fairy watching?

Friday, July 02, 2010

A Day in Iowa

It was as humid and almost as hot as it gets in Iowa last week.  You can actually hear the corn grow.  We drove down to spend the day with my granddaughters who were visiting their other grandparents..

Can you tell I'm happy to see them?

My grandson was there, too, and he's almost as tall as his dad.

It was the best of times.