Crochet and Lomography


About a new skill that I really didn't need, and a new Lomography camera I needed to spoil myself rotten with!

About a month ago, the date at which I would have to hand in my thesis was rapidly closing in and like all good little procrastinators do, I had to pick up yet another skill that I didn’t really need. This time? I picked up crochet! The first night was mostly filled with a lot of YouTube watching, colorful swearing and a lot of retries. I actually didn’t think it would get any better…

After a month the thesis is handed in (I now finally have my bachelors degree!) and I’m still knitting my socks off (or on rather).

As a graduation gift I decided to give myself a Lomo Diana F+ CMYK. I’ve wanted a new Lomography camera for over 5 years now, and after my ActionSampler died sometime in 2002, I decided it was time to spoil myself rotten again. I ordered the Deluxe Set and some extras, and a few days ago, the package arrived!

I emptied the contents onto the sofa and spent the rest of the evening researching and reading.

Of course, I couldn’t resist and I stuck a 120 Lomography Color Negative 800 ISO film film into the camera. With a multitude of lenses and my flash in hand, I started to stalk my cat, James Tiberius Kirk, through the house. Funny enough Jim wasn’t fazed even one little bit and he just sniffed the lenses (great for the Fisheye Lens!) and played model.

As a paranoid control freak I really wanted to change the strap that came with the camera though. It’s sturdy enough, but it would probably cut into my skin. I’d definitely need a bag (any excuse to get a new bag). But my search on the internet didn’t really provide me with that many cute and affordable options in bags (why are all camera bags black and boring?!). Time to find a solution to that.

Oh yeah, I picked up crochet!

I rummaged through all my yarn and actually found the perfect CMYK colors in my stash. Last night, I set up stitches for a Granny Strap and the body of the bag will be made up out of Granny Stripes .

These are two very different yet ‘retro’ hobbies and I actually managed to combine them…Go me! I’ll make sure to take some pics as soon as this project is finished. With my new Diana, of course!

The Diana F+ CMYK is splashed with the four important colours in offset printing. Packed with the same features are the original Diana F+, this colourful clone will surely catch everyone’s attention. See it with the rest of the Diana Clones here!

written by pretletterp on 2011-07-26 in #lifestyle #crochet #bag #handmade #crafts #analogue-lifestyle #lomography
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  1. stratski
    stratski ·

    And when you're finished with your strap and bag, you can make a beard!

  2. odax
    odax ·

    Congrats on the graduation. I just finished my Bachelors of Science degree, and am graduating on September 22. I should buy myself another camera, heheh.

  3. pretletterp
    pretletterp ·

    @Stratski: I LOVE those beardhats, hahaha, they're definately on my to do list :)

    @ Odax: Yes, you should ;)

  4. pretletterp
  5. radiogramma
    radiogramma ·

    Congratulations on the Bachelors'! I've felt that I should try to mix my love for knitting with this new passion... you're inspiring!

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