Seventh Generation Renews Photo License…

Just got a call from Seventh Generation. They want to use one of my photos in product package for one more year!

I finally found the laundry detergent that has one of my photos on it!!!!

Here’s the original photo:

Orange Flowers

Eye-Fi Pro X2

When I purchased my Canon EOS 60D. I just splurged and decided to get a new Eye-Fi card with it. It’s a bit pricey, but I thought it would be worth it, because it automatically uploads the photos from my camera to my computer once it detects our WiFi network (and any other WiFi network I set the card up with).

Eye-Fi Pro X2

It also geotags the photos, although I’m not sure how accurate it is. So far the geotagging info has been pretty accurate.

In addition to all that, the Eye-Fi software can upload the photos to various sharing site. In my case, the photos are uploaded to a private folder on my Flickr account.

The Start of My First “Real” Knitting Project…

I started a “real” knitting project a few days ago… and I saw “real” because this is my first project that’s actually going to be something other than a swatch or test.

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to make a cap for a friend’s baby’s birthday, but I didn’t know where to start. I searched online for baby caps… and I found one I liked called “Tri-Peak Hat” on Ravelry. By the time I finished researching and re-learning the basic stitches, it was already too close to her birthday and I wouldn’t get it done on time. Then I learned at her party that she doesn’t like hats, so I abandoned the project…

But I wanted to make one for myself, so I took out the double-pointed needles (and with the aid of numerous videos on YouTube) got started.

First "Real" Knitting Project

Oh my gosh… it was tougher than I thought. It took me almost an hour just to cast on the stitches onto the double pointed needles. Then once I started, I royally messed up and accidentally unraveled part of it and didn’t know how to fix it, so I pulled it all out and started again.

On my second try, I was doing a little better, but it was really difficult to handle the four needles, and I kept messing up when I had to switch to the next needle, so I decided to buy a circular needle and transfer my work onto it. I figured it may be easier and it totally was. I started knitting faster and didn’t have to stop as much. Here is a photo of my progress so far.

Knitted Cap Progress


[Update 11/21/2010] I finally completed this. You can see it in this post:
My First “Real” Knitting Project Complete…