Rainbow addiction

This rainbow bag was the shortest most gratifying project I've worked on for a long time. I picked up some Babe Soft Cotton Chunky on my last trip to the yarn store because I fell in love with the cute colors. I didn't really have a project in mind but I loved the feel of the yarn and the colors were irresistible.  

I used Lucy's Jolly chunky bag as a model but I wanted mine to be wider and deeper in order to carry my crochet projects on the go. I worked 14 rounds of the circular base instead of 9 and 24 rounds on for the sides.

I have been getting lots of nice comments about it and a friend even asked me for one as a gift. Truly a pleasure to work on!

Getting ready

With less than a week before our trip to San Francisco I am feeling ecstatic. First it is our first family vacation (yes very first, I am not counting little getaway weekends here and there). We usually travel back to Algeria to visit our families and even though we look forward to it , family visits is not what I would consider a vacation. Second we are meeting our besties Ludo and Emilie and their three little ones. Our friendship goes a long way back to my Parisian working days. Those past ten years were busy for us, we moved to New Jersey, they moved to Austria. We have 6 kids between the four of us. We managed to meet here and there but to be totally honest they have been a lot more diligent then we were.

Any sane person would be making packing lists and thinking of outfits for the children. I never pretended to be sane so here i am thinking of what cameras will be making the trip and what set up to use to edit them and keep posting while I am away. I know it's really bad ....

My trusted 5D will be staying home. I honestly tried traveling once or twice with it but it is a very heavy camera and considering the fact that I mainly own prime lenses I don't see myself lugging a bag full of gear around San Francisco and Yosemite. 

I did quite a bit of research and tried many cameras and finally decided to splurge on the Fuji X-E1 . I wanted light, easy to use, knobs in the right places and a zoom lens and this little guy just fits the bill. I will be importing my images into my iPad and editing them using LR Mobile 

That way I will not have to log my computer, card reader etc...and leave some room for a little film and my Hasselblad. And that's where you can start laughing because it is a beast but I honestly want to be able to shoot film during our trip. I might change my mind and pick a lighter film camera but  I am not so sure.

Ok now I can think packing lists