Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Progress

I am actually making progress on my sockpal socks. I finished the leg of the 2nd sock and started the heel. Then, I'll do the heel of the first sock and move on to the foot. I've decided to do them in parallel because I have a leeetle problem with 2nd sock syndrome. I just wish I had two circs of this size so I didn't have to keep putting the stitches on scrap yarn so I can use the needles on the other sock....

Tonight, I got to play around with an inexpensive ($80) digital microscope for a museum project I'm working on. It's a cute little thing and works amazingly well for the price. It even has image capture software and video recording. I'm thinking about putting it on my Christmas wish list. :) That reminds me, as a kid, I always put a microscope on my wishlist for Xmas but I never ever got one. :( My parents really weren't into educational toys and I think they thought I would get tired of it. Boy, I bet they feel stupid now! This little toy is nothing compared to the scopes I get to use at work, but it's still pretty fun. Besides, I can't take random crap and put it on the scope at work (okay, I would, but it doesn't belong to our lab--it belongs to a group of labs and we have to pay for the time we spend on it). Hmmmm....I wonder what yarn looks like magnified 200 times......

1 comment:

  1. Very, very fuzzy, I'd imagine. :)

    I had a relatively nice microscope when I was a kid...a very cool toy. My parents were all about the educational toys, and my dad was actually a microscope salesman once upon a time.

    I still have that microsope somewehre. Hrm....

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