One of the most important things about having a knitting blog is showing the world your hand knits. I do that by staging a photo shoot. Sometimes that photo shoot can be a failure. The conditions aren’t right, the lighting is flat, the model isn’t available, the setting is boring – there are a jillion things that can go wrong.
But sometimes you get lucky and the photo shoot is a major success. That’s how I felt when I took pictures of my finished Thorpe Hat last Friday. The weather was perfect, lighting was great, my model was available, the angels sang, and I wound up with a whole bunch of really great pictures.
She’s pretty cute, sitting there on the deck railing. I bought her those boots last October and I think she has worn them every day since.
And the coat was a Christmas present. It’s good that it’s black because it goes with everything. Like this hat. And the boots, of course.
The extra blond-ness of her hair was a present, too. It cost more than the boots, if you can believe it.
It’s a good thing she doesn’t come home too often because she always costs me money when she shows up. She’s worth it, though.
My father-in-law’s cat, Baby, couldn’t resist coming over and hanging out with Hannah while I snapped away. She walks over the snow to come visit us. Shh. Don’t tell Mason.
I suppose I should actually talk about the hat a little bit. I knit it with my handspun but I don’t remember what it is. And I crocheted that half double crochet border myself. I’m quite proud of that itty bit of crochet, I’ll tell you.
Okay, back to talking about the photos of my kid and her grandpa’s cat.
Yes, that’s a smirk. It’s a good thing she’s cute.