Friday, December 23, 2011



All I wanted for Hanukkah was a fancy camera, which has arrived, so from now on, you can expect Better Pictures on this blog.  

There is nothing within a 100 foot radius of me that I cannot make pretty right now.   It's fabulously fun, and I've spent the last 24 hours playing with my new toy.  I may be driving my family a little nuts, and none of them will actually come near me and the camera right now, so I am stuck sharing a few still life subjects with you to show how amazing this thing is. 


 Just look at my leftover rugelach!


And new yarn for swatching from Blue Sky Alpacas!


Aaaaaand my rearview mirror, 

which I cracked when I drove up this driveway just a little TOO close to that brick bit the other day.  I have no excuses (although I definitely lobbed a few out there), since it's a HOUSE and probably big enough that I should have noticed it there along the side of the car.   But see how my camera makes even stupidity look good.  That cracked glass, those drops of rain, the little bits of light....  it's kind of cool, if you look at it through the lens.  (And don't think about what it's going to cost to fix it)

Really, it is a cool photo.  But, moving on...


This will be coming in January, and it's my St. Germain design, knit out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Bijou Spun yarn.   Since St. Germain is made from the blossom of the elderberry bush, this hat and mitten set has a lovely little flower motif going on.   And Since St. Germain is festive and perfect for the holidays, I am working on a few celebration cocktails for you to serve to your buddies over the holidays. 

Will post those soon - and I'll have really pretty pictures of them too!

12 comments:

choo choo knits said...

so what kind of camera did you get? I'm sure you consulted Caro first :o)

villapeikko said...

Oops. But it's true, even the broken mirror looks good :) Congratulations on your new camera!

janna said...

uh oh! But your picture of the broken mirror is great!!

Penny said...

Important info us collectors of cameras want to know, what kind? Those pics look pretty clear!!!

Thea said...

The camera is a Canon EOS Rebel T2i- And it's great so far...

AntiquityTravelers said...

Will swap very lemony Christmas cookies for your rugelach!! See Dave's new FB pic for a sneak preview of the cookie "haul."
No guarantees that the specific cookie shapes will not be eaten by the time you arrive. I do have 2 girls and a cookie-loving husband.

Thea said...

Deal, Cyn!

We were planning on bringing 'em with us to you guys, and if none are left, we will just have to make more. Can't wait to see you and the ladies -- And Dave,too ;-) We pack up tomorrow!!

Batty said...

Cool picture, but sorry about the mirror. It is annoying. I think some engineer somewhere designed them for maximum bump-into-ability.

Seanna Lea said...

I'm sorry that your mirror got smashed. No one needs any kind of extra expense this close to the holidays!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Ab Fab visit. Come back anytime you want!

Kym said...

Nice photos! Happy holidays!

Sandra said...

Ouch--but that truly is a spectacular shot of the mirror. And the hat and mitts look lovely...can't wait for that release!