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Friday, 24 October 2014

The Weekend in Black and White.


 Abacus Bracelet

Well, a very simplified form of an abacus.
It has smooth glass beads that can be moved along the cords.
I find it useful for counting sections of complicated knitting patterns.


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31 comments:

visualnorway said...

Great Ball of Fire! And it fits especially in monochrome :-)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Much nicer than the slider I have for my knitting.

Jutta.K said...

Very nice B7W effects and the reflection in the pearls is great !
Have a nice weekend
Jutta

Carver said...

That's a great shot. Very interesting and I wouldn't have guessed what it was.

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, that's beautiful! I love the light.

Evelyn S. said...

What a terrific macro image! I first saw a working abacus when I lived on a small island in the Western Pacific years ago; the Palauan woman who owned the only grocery store could add up the cost of supplies as quickly on the abacus as someone on a calculator.

HansHB said...

Just beautiful!

Laura said...

I love the image, what a great idea for complicated knitting patterns too!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Great macro and what a clever idea to use it for counting while knitting difficult patterns...better than pen and paper!

anemonen said...

Wow what a smart bracelet. I wouldn´t mind to have one.

Monica said...

Ah,- so smart... I would never have guessed what it was! Looks great in monochrome!
:)

Gemma Wiseman said...

I haven't seen an abacus since each of my children had one for helping them to count. They are grown up now and my daughter has a family of her own. Stunning detail of the shape and shine of the beads.

Birgitta said...

I like this! What a great shot!

Ileana said...

Interesting abacus and nice photo!

Pat said...

A beautiful shot!

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful photo.

NatureFootstep said...

wuch a great idea and use of a bracelet. Lovely piece and photo. :)

Leovi said...

Like, exquisite composition with beautiful reflections!

Rajesh said...

Superb monochrome shot. I like thast shining.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful composition.

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo in B&W! Wonderful reflections and shadows!

Katarina said...

Great shot - and a great tip for mer who is a committed knitter!

Aileni Noyle said...

Looks like a different scale completely.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

My head is trying to wrap itself around the idea of using this for counting off complex knitting sections. I had a difficult time just remembering simple patterns. Amazing! The idea and the photo.

Alexa T said...

Imagine: in the era of high-tech, an abacus of glass beads... a vision like a reflection in b&w, indeed! Lovely idea!

Marja said...

I've never seen an abacus with glass beads. Beautiful closeup. :)

abrianna said...

Very pretty.

Lachezar said...

Beautiful object and beautiful photograph! Light, shadows, texture all perfect!

lorik said...

Those beads look so metallic and interesting close up. Great b&w shot.

Marie Rebelle said...

Beautiful close-up :)
Marie

Ingun Kleppan said...

Lovely light and photo!