I just wanted to share this… As a former member of the military who has been deployed I think I connect to this more than someone else might. If I had been a knitter while in the service (Go Army) I would have loved getting this sort of support.
I knit this sweater over the summer for some friends of mine that were expecting in the fall.
This was the first sweater that I ever knitted, and it was so fun to do. I learned a ton, and I loved working on it. The weekend before I gifted it to the expecting parents, I spent 8 hours working on the embroidery, setting in the sleeves and doing things like weaving in ends, and I loved every second of it. I think the fact that I actually started/finished a project surprised him almost as much as my friends.
So today, I got to see my sweater as a true Finished Object (FO). Little Miss was finally big enough this week to fit into it. It feels amazing to know that something I made could actually be used.
I’ve been putting together a studio for a lack of a better word. A place that I can work on my spinning, knitting and sewing. I got everything setup over the summer, and now it’s also become my photography studio too. I didn’t realize how much I was going to want to take pictures of the yarns I create or the objects that I knit, but the photo bug kind of bit me pretty hard after reading Ashley Martineau post from Neauveau Fiber Arts on Build[ing] your own Photography Lightbox for $37. It’s such a simple thing really and it made such a difference in my photos. Now I just need to get a better camera. Right now my cell phone camera is better than my real camera if you can believe that. Here is what my studio and light box look like:
And here is an example of the types of photos I can take using my new lightbox and my cell phone camera:
I want to thank Lion Brand Yarn for posting this little ray of sunshine. I haven’t been posting much lately (to busy… blah, blah, blah) but this is totally worth the 3:35… I smiled so much I started to tear up!