Syndactyl Salutations

Thoughts on writing, knitting, and the world around me.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Last night I was playing around with my digital camera. I have it in my backpack all of the time, but I really hardly ever use it. I used to take photos quite a bit, so the lack of use of the point-and-shoot digital is really a shame.

Anyway, it was raining really hard and I was sitting next to a huge window in a cafe, so I took a bunch of photos of rain and reflections. They are mildly interesting, but not what I'm going to show now. I also used the macro setting on the flowers on my table. I really liked the result.

I'm not sure what it is about it that appeals to me so much, but it makes me happy. It also reminds me that I need to take my camera out and just play more often. It's not like I'll be burning through film on photos that are awful or anything. Which reminds me, last month when my aunt was in town, my mom had my dad take a picture of the three of us with her digital. After he pressed the shutter release, he asked how to advanced the film. My father the Luddite/technophobe and proud of it.

I hope all of you find something this weekend that makes you happy.

I'm hoping to pick up one of my knitting projects again soon, I haven't knit a stitch in almost a week. It's been a stressful week, which is usually what sends me running for my knitting, but not this time. I don't know what's wrong with me.



Saturday, June 02, 2007

Early to Rise

I'm not generally a morning person, particularly on days when I don't have to be. That said, I'm glad I got up at 5:35 this morning. I sat in my turret window and wrote while the sun came up flat and red through the fog. I left the house just after 6:30 and got down to market while people were still getting set up. It was so nice, because it wasn't crowded at all. I didn't need much, but if I had, the selection was excellent.

I have been so stressed out and frazzled lately, so it was nice to have a nice calm morning while the streets were mostly quiet and the dew was still on the plants.

It's going to be hot today, already really humid, so I may lay low for most of it, but that may mean I actually get some knitting done. I'm on the toe of my Lorna's sock, and I did find the other skein, so I will be able to make a complete pair.

I hope you all can find moments of calm today.

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