Hope there is a spring in your step today and you're showing that Irish pride. Turns out that Becka and I come by our Irish through our great-grandmother. Makes the day a little more special.
A quick search in my wardrobe this morning revealed that I don't tend to buy clothes in green. Blues and reds are my things. That is fine, except for today. Thank goodness I went to college at a school that calls itself The Big Green.
It even works in black and white:
Alec carefully selected his outfit today. He and Connor have Irish on both sides.
Looks like he's ready to celebrate!
As promised, I pulled out my camera and started taking pics of the knitting I completed yesterday. First up was Amused from our winter KAL.
Little problem - I had no photographer except myself.
That's ok, I thought. I can do the picture-in-the-mirror thing. Haven't really tried that yet.
Well, I learned a few things.
First. The flash is necessary. Particularly if your house is on the darkish side, and the sweater is black.
Second. Flash is good. But highlights the fact that you haven't washed the mirror.
Move to another mirror.
Nope. Didn't wash that one either. Damn.
I'll get photos at the shop.
Next, I figured I could take a picture of lace on myself with the old hold-the-camera-out-as-far-away-as-you-can-reach (which isn't far if your arms are short like mine.)
We'll reshoot that later as well.
Finally, we turn to the professional models. This way, I can focus on the camera, and they can do all the fancy vogueing.
George (his demands were few, and I didn't have to book him in advance) is modeling the very latest in baby (or monkey) fashion - the Kitty Hat from Blue Sky Alpacas. You only need one skein in each color. Amanda, our fabulous knitter, used Classic Elite Lush for this version. Many thanks to Christy for the inspiration!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!