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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Erase and Rewind

Long time no blog! I didn't want to put a post up without any photos so I've been waiting for my camera to come back from Sony, but it's still not ready. I then remembered my video camera....



You'll have to forgive the sideways shots, I thought I could rotate them but I'm not that good with the editing software. The picture and sound quality suffered a little in the transfer, but it's still watchable.

Please bear with me if I haven't got round to commenting on some of your blogs yet, it's been a pretty hectic week for me and I promise I'll catch up with them all soon.

36 Comments:

At 2:48 am, Blogger Kelly said...

fab usage of the camera Rain. Great post, nice to hear a different accent :)
Cassie was a complete star, never moved a wink :)

 
At 5:19 am, Blogger Stefaneener said...

How fun was that? I felt like I was visiting. Cassie has a nice, quiet presence ; )

And you just crack me up apologizing for not getting all your blog comments in -- you're omnipresent wherever I go, so you must be feeling behind!

I love the shawl, all your projects are very nice. The baby wrap will be lovely.

 
At 5:27 am, Blogger Peg said...

I enjoyed the video. The dog seemed to take all in stride. I must try a pair of Mrs. Beeton's. I have knit two pair of Fetching. They are a quick knit and make a great gift - sure hope my 16 and 13 year old granddaughters like them!

 
At 5:39 am, Blogger Heather said...

I love the video, that was a great idea. I feel like I know you a little better now. Thanks for sharing that with us.

 
At 11:14 am, Blogger acrylik said...

I just love the video, Rain, you present really well and it was wonderful to see all your projects in that way. You realise you'll have started a new trend now?!

Cassie looked so peaceful there!

I especially love the Lily Chin shawl - the way the fabric is worked was so much easier to understand seeing it on a video and seeing the movement in it. It looks fantastic.

 
At 12:19 pm, Blogger nanatoo said...

What a GOOD IDEA! I want everyone to do it now. Not me though, bwahaha! Not until plastic surgery or something ;o) DD is now on a puppy-squeeing frenzy, so thanks for that, hehe. I love that Lily Chin shawl pattern too, it's so pleasingly chunky a design. It is so hard to believe Scarlett is that age already isn't it? Gorgeous little top. I agree - ribbon is the only way to go :) I hope you'll do this again, it was so cool!

 
At 3:49 pm, Blogger knitfriendly said...

What a great idea Rain! I look forward to listening to it when I get home. I am at work right now and the sound does not work so I can't hear your video! I am going to have to do that one of these ideas. I second the comment that you have started a trend! ;)

 
At 5:07 pm, Blogger Kendra said...

I loved the video blog! It's great to hear voices to go with the words that I read!

 
At 5:49 pm, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

I love the video-blog, different approach and very effective. It was nice to see the WIPs in more of a "3-D" view.

Cassie never moved a muscle either so she must have been worn out :-)

 
At 7:05 pm, Blogger DomesticOverlord said...

I LOVED the video post! It was nice to hear your voice and not just because you have a delightful accent but because the written word just can't convey how truly heartbreaking doing half a meter of six sts of garter st would truly be. I think I'm going to take a page from your blog and try this myself!

 
At 7:56 pm, Blogger Rain said...

Hehe, thanks. I had a blast doing it. I do hope some of you decide to do it too.

Cassie was soooo tired, we'd just come back from a walk and she was ready for bed.

Stefaneener, I hadn't commented on anyone for days and had so many to catch up on.

Peg, your girls are going to love the Fetching mitts. Mrs B's are quite a quick knit too.

 
At 8:12 pm, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I loved it! What a fab idea! I may have to try it out too sometime. I think it's a great way to show of WIPs. And I absolutely loved hearing your voice!

 
At 8:22 pm, Blogger Charity said...

Wonderful, Rain! I completely love your idea, and thanks for sharing! :0)

 
At 11:45 pm, Anonymous Mary-Lou said...

It was really nice to 'see' you! - though have a slight crick in my neck :P - just like meeting you for real if you see what I mean. Don't think our video camera will do that, but possible I can do it with my camera, if the batteries don't fall over halfway through.

 
At 11:47 pm, Blogger Samantha said...

You have an amazing voice. :) I really enjoyed the video. Your knits are beautiful ... and I just want to snuggle up with your puppy.

 
At 11:56 pm, Blogger DomesticOverlord said...

Hey Rain, my video post is up!

 
At 12:42 am, Blogger Lisa L said...

Great video blogpost! I made the Lily Chin stole in Kidsilk Haze in a beautiful shade of gray and use is as often as possible - a beautiful pattern!

 
At 2:43 am, Blogger Zonda said...

Aww! I loved it!!! You should do this again, I love "hearing" you! Nice work on your projects!! :)

 
At 4:44 am, Blogger Bezzie said...

See I listened to you on that podcast of Brit Knits....but it was nice to see your face and your voice all at the same time! Ha ha!
I think I remember that pink mohair from way back! Great progress!

And I don't think I've ever seen a dog sleep that hard!

 
At 1:21 pm, Blogger Seahorse said...

What a fab post! It was as though I'd popped round to your house!

 
At 3:10 pm, Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

Oh I loved your video!! I could listen to you talk for hours, love the accent.

I can't wait to see the FO of Scarlet's sweater, youmake the most amazing items for her, lucky little girl!!

Thanks for showing the Lily Chin shawl. It reminded me to put that on my list of items I would like to knit.

Cassie deserves a bone for her precious performace of "dog, sleeping". :)

 
At 10:19 pm, Blogger musta lammas said...

I found your lovely blog a while ago and have been reading through your archives. Video post is a great idea - it would be nice if more people did it. And you spoke so clearly that I understood every word, even though I`m not a native English speaker.

I`m knitting my second pair of Fetching, and I love the pattern. It`s so easy and quick to knit, yet my (non-knitting) gift-receiving friends will surely be impressed by the cables. ;)

 
At 11:20 pm, Anonymous wendy said...

Had to de-lurk what a great idea to use you tube, you should do more in the future...

 
At 3:07 am, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Oh my gosh, that was WICKED COOL! You might have just started a new trend in blog posting. I loved it! I wanting to keep hearing you talking about knitting and the Fetching:) You gotta keep posting this way. Too cool and you are a natural talking about knitting as if you were on tv...heeheee

 
At 3:42 am, Blogger cpurl17 said...

How clever are you for doing a video blog! I also heard you on the Brit Knit podcast. Your knitting is fab and shawl is so pretty already--I sorta hope you don't get your camera back becuase I love the videos :)

 
At 7:03 am, Blogger Sssarahevt said...

Sooo cool to hear the voice behind the blog!! I've always thought that it's so funny that there's all these people who I "know" through their blogs, but there's so much missing...THANK YOU for filling in my imagination! Luv ya!!

 
At 12:11 pm, Blogger Diane said...

Loved the video Rain,well done, it was brilliant.....i loved the sleepy baby in the frame too :0)...It was really nice to hear you talk about all your projects and see them "hands on" Keep up the excellent work and 10 out of 10 for Cassies cos she's a super star!!!

 
At 12:47 pm, Blogger Piglottie said...

Great to see you Rain! The video blog was a brilliant idea, so interactive somehow and lovely to see you chatting about your stuff, which is all gorgeous btw. Especially love the Lily Chin shawl and I must do a pair of Mrs Beeton's for me.

 
At 1:32 pm, Anonymous kimberly said...

Rain! How cool is that video!! I just adore the idea. It was so much fun seeing and hearing you along with your projects. I love that baby wrap and shawl and of course I'm a mrs beeton fan, so they are great too. Hugs!

 
At 4:33 pm, Blogger Dina said...

Loved the video and Cassie makes for a great knitting commpanion :)

You are THE Wristwarmer Superwoman ... I'm digging around my small stash because I have to HAVE a pair NOW ... you wicked woman you ...

Congrats on the SnB book, you so totally rock!

OK, I have to ask ... did you knit that sweater you're wearing in your profile photo? That color looks great on you.

 
At 8:45 pm, Anonymous Rachel said...

What a fun idea! I'd be surprised if you didn't set off a major fad in the knitblogging world. I'm tempted to make a knitting video myself!

Your projects look great!

 
At 4:06 am, Blogger Bad Amy said...

Rain, that was so fun! Thanks for the video peep. If I weren't such a techno-klutz I'd give it a whirl.

 
At 5:20 am, Blogger HPNY Knits said...

this is very interesting. you might have started something new here! to knitting blogs, anyway.
:-)
great linup of WIP.

 
At 4:07 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, that was so much fun! Lovely Mrs. Beeton...glad to see you're finally doing some for yourself. Lots of gorgeous WIPs, and of course Cassie stole the show :)

 
At 4:16 pm, Blogger mf said...

Great video post !So nice to hear your voice. I love your accent! You've got quite the progress with your knitting. nice Ms. Beatons too! The lily chin shawl looks amazing! Great yarns choices!
hope you get your camera back soon! Love the post! Great job! I really enjoyed it Hope you got some sleep!

 
At 4:54 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said...

That was fantastic - much better than using your camera. I really enjoyed my visit. LOL

All your projects are lovely but that Lily Chin wrap is my favourite.

I think you should forget the camera and treat us to this every time but I suppose that's a bit of a tall order!

Nice to see Cassie looking so contented, too!

 

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