One is a reasonable extension of the last camera, another nice little Cannon with more megapixels in the image and much better light handling. It is really clever, actually. It can tell when a person is smiling, and take a picture, which we, of course, tested. Aerin decided it had to do with white at the mouth, and made it go by flashing a small piece of paper under her nose. I spent a while trying to get it to do fancy things with color, and it has done well with some outdoor shots.
The second one is odder. I got a new phone when the old one was in the bag that got stolen. Al talked me into a smart phone, which I've been discovering slowly. I love (lovelove) being able to get a weather radar anytime, so I can see when it is going to rain, or snow, on my head. I like the gps functions so I get less lost. It has a camera, which isn't bad.
But because it is really a computer that makes phone calls, it can manipulate the camera images in unexpected ways. So there is a Retro Camera app, that takes pictures and processes the resultong images in ways that makes them look like they have come from a polaroid, or a brownie, or a pinhole camera. There are two others, but I don't recognize them. I have been enjoying taking pictures of winter trees using these older ways of seeing.
I finished these socks, courtesy of some car knitting over Thanksgiving and some sitting time after that. I think they are headed out to be presents. The yarn, Knitpicks Imagination, is Lovely to knit with and to wear, so I do have a pair of something-like-this in my future, but not these.
The pattern I found on Ravelry, from a Finnish woman celebrating her river. So I knit them to celebrate my river. Alice wants me to figure out how to put in an oxbow, especially since we live right next to one. That is kind of making my head hurt.