Several small irritations with my old camera became too much for me to handle the last few days. First, Ben, our friend from Australia, was showing me his new point and shoot camera overflowing with tricks and gadgets. I can't resist tricks and gadgets! When I showed him my camera, he laughed out loud when he saw that I needed Double A batteries. Having to always have extra batteries with me has always been a pain but I didn't realize it was also archaic.
The Camas Days parade was the last straw. The batteries failed just as the parade started and I had managed to forget spares. Since I have started keeping this blog, the relationship with my camera has become more important. It was fine to tolerate when we were on vacation for occasional photos. But, as a daily companion, the old one was just not up to the job.
Monday morning I headed off to Best Buy and got myself a Canon Powershot SD750. It has a huge viewing screen that I can see without my reading glasses. Changing the settings is very easy. It has lots of extras I am looking forward to exploring. And, I just charge up the battery every night and the camera will always be ready. I took a couple of simple shots today just to play around a bit.
These are the yarns I will be using for Hendrix's little sweater.
The inspirations come from Knits for Babies and Toddlers by Fiona McTague and The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
The yarns are Mist, Cornflower, Eggplant, Petal and Bordeaux in Swish DK.