Cha-cha-chah! Cha-cha-cha! Hello! I'm a happy, happy, skippy, dancy, very excited girl at this moment in time! May I present to you, new family member number five. Panasonic Lumix G1. Long awaited, long wished for new baby Lumix G1. This baby was bought for a lot of money, and I can't quite believe it's arrived. Actually I didn't have to wait long, delivery only took a day and a half. My knowledge of its workings is still very rudimentary, I'm still a bit clumsy, but practise will make perfect, hopefully.
Here's another baby photo. Isn't it beautiful? It's a new camera from Panasonic, like a miniture SLR. Lighter in weight than an SLR. Cheaper than an SLR. But still very expensive!
I've actually been taking a few photos for you, on my new camera, but when I started to upload them to my blog, I discovered I'd taken them in the highest possible resolution, so they were taking way too long to upload. I thought that would have a knock-on effect with the blog, and that it would take ages for my blog post to appear on your screens, which might drive you all a bit bonkers, so I abandoned those photos. It's a shame, because the colours were AMAZING! Well, I thought they were amazing compared to what I'm used to with my old camera. I took photos of yarn, and of some of my crochet squares that have been crocheted together...................... what a shame it was a waste of time! So I have no photos to show you, I'm so sorry. I'm going to spend the weekend practising, (and no doubt gritting my teeth with frustration), taking photos on my new camera.
Just while I have your attention, and whilst the subject of my crochet squares came up, I have an admission to make. Now please, please don't freak out, because it will have had no adverse effects on your crochet squares you have made following my pattern! There's just one tiny thing that was pointed out to me, that I was doing wrong. (Honestly, it absolutely won't effect your squares). It's my treble, and the explanation of my treble to you. The treble I've been doing has one small extra movement in it, that official English trebles don't have in them. With my treble, the extra movement just makes the treble bulkier, that is all. But in the interests of being honest, I have to admit that my treble is not the official, widely accepted treble in books. I've not changed anything in my pattern, but I just wanted beginners starting out to know that the treble in this pattern is slightly different to the official treble. Anyone using the quick pattern will have been using the official treble that you find in the books, and that will produce the same results as my squares, the trebles will just be slightly less bulky! I've made a note in my instructions, in the "basic stitches" tutorial, to explain this. All my instructions show you exactly what I do to produce my crochet square, so if you're following them, you'll be getting exactly the same as my square! So I'm very sorry about this mistake in my instructions, I'm just so relieved it was pointed out to me, and that above all, it won't have a detrimental effect on your crochet squares. If I do another pattern for you, I promise I will go through it all with a fine tooth comb to check everything is spot on, and no surprises!
Phew, I've been absolutely dreading having to admit to my mistake, but I've done it now, and I hope you're not too annoyed with me?
Now I'm going to go and have a Shandy, to recover from my embarrassment. And I'm going to do some crochet to relax! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and that the weather man's prediction of nice weather for the U.K. turns out to be spot on!
See you on Monday! Lots of love, Vanessa xxx