Wednesday, 16 April 2008

April Resolution

I recently decided that I'm desperately behind in my movie watching, so I was playing a bit of catch up on the weekend and watched American Gangster and Children of Men (hey, I said I was behind!). Just me, a couple of movies, and my knitting. And I was all the way through the second film when I realized I had made a mistake in one row, approximately twenty rows down. I have to admit, I'm a lazy knitter and I hate ripping back- I often evaluate how obvious a mistake is, and if I don't think it's too bad, it stays put But this was right at the front, on the bust, dead centre. Not happening (It's supposed to be 13.5" right now).
So I got to frog a couple hours work. Fun times. And I was so hoping to be finished the ribbing this weekend, and begin the button bands. : (
Jen and I went for Korean BBQ with our friends Kevin and Becca on the weekend. Have you ever been for Korean BBQ? Basically, you pay money for someone to bring you raw meat, which you then cook yourself at the table. Sure, you could be home and doing the same thing, but it wouldn't be nearly so much fun. Having this blog has really made me face up to something... I'm really uncomfortable having my photo taken. I don't know why, exactly, but I find that when I've had time to register that my photo is being taken, it's like I tuck away my personality somewhere, where the camera can't see it. So the best photos of me are the ones where I didn't have time to react to the camera, or when I didn't even know I was having my picture taken. And, I'll confess, they also aren't bad when I've had plenty to drink..... damn the liberating effects of alcohol! None of those factors are in play below, though:I totally knew Kevin was taking a picture, and Jen is making a cute wide-eyed face, and I'm moving around, playing with my meat tongs, trying to pretend the camera doesn't exist and generally blurring all over the place. Classic. You'd think I'd be comfortable considering I was the one that pulled out the camera, but no. And then here's Becca, being super cute, and really working the meat tongs: So, I'm conducting an experiment to get myself more comfortable in front of a camera- I'm starting self portrait Sunday. I'm not sure exactly what but if it means I don't have to take three or four tries to get some good shots of FOs, then I'm all for it. Sunday, I'll post the first one. I'm interested to see how long it takes before I feel more comfortable in front of a camera.
Which means sometime between now and then, I'll have to take some photos of myself.

14 comments:

Macoco said...

Good luck with the self portrait experiment! I'm the same way with getting my photo taken. About 95% of the pics on my blog are self portraits. I think over time I'm getting a little bit more comfortable with the process. At least nobody else is around to see me being all goofy with the camera!

Phoe said...

And here I thought you always looked adorable in your pictures!

Hilary said...

It's funny that you feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera because you're so photogenic!!

Sorry about the frogging -- I absolutely hate it too. My strategy is usually to drop the stitch above where I made a mistake, attempt to fix it, then use a crochet hook to pick the stitches back up. Then it usually looks worse.

Did you at least like Children of Men? I really liked it, though it made me quite depressed.

Karolion said...

haha I have the same tape measure but his fleece is black :)

CanarySanctuary said...

I'm exactly the same way with mistakes in knits. I h-a-t-e frogging. Ick.

The self-portraiture idea sounds good. Have fun with it!

granny said...

do you by chance live in toronto? there are a bunch of places that look really farmiliar in your photos (like the korean bbq place which i think is on queen?)

Diana said...

In that picture you look like a cross between Jennifer Garner and Ellen Pompeo...

sulafaye said...

I'm the same way with pictures (although I have to say the ones you post are always quite flattering!). I think it is a stunning example of third-grade logic: if I ignore the camera, it will ignore me. Too bad being a grown-up knitter includes frogging sometimes. :)

Team Knit ! said...

I could murder you for posting that photo, regardless of how cute you think I'm being!!! lol

re: granny
It is! It's the queen and Mccaul location :)

jsun

granny said...

with further investigating, i figured out it is toronto and you know my friend mike. :)

i've known him since i was 18 and living above fressen on queen.

nessarenee said...

*gasp* Is that a tape measure, in the form of a sheep?! Where did you get that!?!? Super cute!

Sorry you had to frog back! What are you working on ? (Hope I'm not asking a dumb question and it was mentioned in a previous post... I'm catching up on my blog reading!)

Charisse said...

Korean BBQ - yum!
Clive Owen - yum!

Nadine Fawell said...
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Nadine Fawell said...

Good luck! I also hate having my pic taken; the least bad kind isthe posing in the knitting kind, but my husband/photographer still has to be realllllllly patient to get any decent shots. And mostly, I still think they look like someone else. Bah!

PS: you look good in pics, promise!