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Stitches West 2012

Last week, I took my first plane ride in over ten years!  Everything went smoothly.  I traveled with a friend, Kathy, who graciously let me have the window seat so I could take a picture out the window every five minutes.  Views over Colorado: Where did we go, you wonder? (Or perhaps not, if you read the title.) To Stitches West in Santa Clara, California!  I went with Windy Valley Muskox to help in their booth, and had a great time!  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency connected to the convention center.  I'll give you a little run-down of practically everything I did, in case you want to live vicariously.  I was determined to take pictures of everything, and started out strong, not even missing my pretty plates of food. Views over California: Wednesday: 5:30 a.m. Kathy picked me up and we drove to Denver International Airport. 9:00   Up in the air!  11:30  Landed safely and checked in to the Hyatt Hotel; went to lunch at a Greek place whose specialty was th

2011 Knitting Round-Up: Part 1!

I discovered a new pattern on Ravelry the other day, printed it out and was all ready to get started on it this morning, when I discovered that the yarn I'd planned to use did not have enough yardage!!  Argh.  So I pulled out my yarn stash to find something suitable.  I did not find any suitable yarn for the project but I was reminded of all the things I've knit this year (over 30), and that I was going to tell you about them!  I will try to keep all the details brief and we're going to go in chronological order.  (I don't know what happened in February, I guess I was dreaming about my garden!)  If you're not a knitter, you can just skim this one or dream along...  JANUARY Pattern:  Gull Wing Socks (Rav link) by Chrissy Gardner Yarn:  Malabrigo Yarn, Sock, Rayon Vert Made for:  my mom Additional notes:  I initially knit these for me but I managed to make the foot too long and ended up giving them to my mom.  They're her favorite socks: the yarn is

Lessons Learned

Unfortunately, it seems like some lessons can only be learned the hard way. A couple of things I've learned about photography: ~ Some people don't care about copyrights and photo credit; please pardon my obnoxious labels on pictures, going forward.  ~ If you shoot food on a chair, the dog will eat it while you're making lighting adjustments!

Food Photography

... is just something I'm playing around with.  I told my friend Julie that I would love to take some food pictures, so she sent me home with some sausages and pepperonis that her husband made.  From hunting and cleaning to grinding and hanging, Louis and his friends did it all.  And it's very tasty! ETA:  the cutting board was a Christmas gift, handmade by my dad!