Friday, September 23, 2011

A day five years ago led to today...

At least the sheep are still here.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shot, in a good way?

Took myself, Elliot, and Taj Mahal to the Botanical Garden this morning to do some documentation. I kind of ambushed a friend into taking the photos, tho she was not thrilled with the idea, as she does not consider herself a photographer. I had to explain some basics, like focusing the camera, and not shaking it around too much in low light, but she started to get the hang of it pretty quick.

With Elliot, um, assisting, we had a lot of photos like this:

But we also managed to get a few pics with the shawl as the main focus:

After 120 shots or so, I let Amber get back to her regular Saturday, and took a few more detail shots just for the record:

More images up on Flickr, and soon the pattern will be up on Ravelry as well.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

So much for magical thinking

As we sat at a stoplight the other day, L was telling me to make it green.
I might have told him that I could make it change by rolling forward...
Just a little. So I did, and it did, and he was thrilled.

I am working on what we will call, for now, a personal project. It is something
I have done before, but this time I have to do things a little different. So it really
made no sense to think that recording relevant data in the same notebook I used the first time
would somehow insure success this time, but well, I thought maybe I would get lucky.

Sometimes, tho, you roll forward, and all you get for it is another chance to hit the brakes.