Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Photo process

I wanted you to see the ear warmer I knitted, so I took some quick Photo Booth pics. These cream colored ones are made with 100% Peruvian wool, and lined with white fleece for extra soft, cozy and warm. The third one is made with a soft brown acrylic/wool blend yarn...that has gold sparkles in it.
Peruvian wool, short rib knit on edges 
(I took it off and my hair didn't look too jacked!)

Ear warmer #2: Peruvian wool, longer rib border than v.1
Then I wanted to show you this bad daddy, made with an acrylic/wool blend... that sparkles. But the Photo Booth shots didn't show the sparkles very well.
... sparkles? hello?

okay, seriously. You can kind of see them here, but not much

So I grabbed the Nikon.

Please note The Office art in the background.

Some sparklies?

It seemed like the Nikon got a slightly better view of the shimmer in the yarn. Of course, I could've just taken the band off my head to photograph, but .. where's the fun in that?* Nowhere.

Back to Photo Booth to document the semi-success of the lazy self-Nikon-shoot.

Nailed it.. enough to warrant a 1-thumb-up, and considering it's midnight.

These look like a series of maxi pads waiting to have mystery blue liquid poured on them to demonstrate which one has superior absorbency. For the sake of clarification, .. they are not pads.

End photo trail!
Don't forget to Like the Facebook Page for important updates and sale coupons for fans! AND don't forget that through December 5, ten percent of sales from The Shop are donated to my friends Abby & Daniel and their adoption of a sweet little angel from Eastern Europe. If you're in need of a solid feel-good cry, go read their story. They're currently overseas going through the process of finalizing the adoption, and getting to spend time with Eva Claire!

*Relax, I'll get to a solid shoot at some point. I want it to be outdoors, in the daylight, hopefully with temperatures in more naturalNovember weather... as opposed to the current ArkansasNovember weather.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I met my friends Abby & Daniel a great many years ago in college. Abby is an OT, and her company travels to Ukraine to work with orphans and their caregivers. Abby met a sweet toddler one one of her trips there, and, long story short- -they're adopting that sweet girl. They've waited for what feels like a hundred months to get so many different steps in the process completed, and they just found out that they finally have a court date! They get to go get their bebe! Abby has detailed the process on her blog. I'm excited to meet this sweet girl; I can't imagine what Abby & Daniel are feeling.

To help support my friends and their bringing home Eva Claire, 10% of all sales this month will go toward her adoption. Head over to the Cogworthy's Etsy shop (check out the thumbnails to the right of this post!), get yourself something nice, like this long cotton cowl, and help this sweet family in their start together. And there's a deal for Facebook fans this week, too!