New Camera

I got a new camera this weekend and I'm so excited! I got a Nikon D3100 to replace my old (10yrs) Nikon D100. My old one just wasn't shooting as well anymore and I had to do way too much Photoshop and the pics still weren't looking good. Took the new one out yesterday and did some shooting. Loving the way they turned out. The colors from this new camera are amazing! Almost makes me want to re-shoot my whole etsy store...


Another Scarf

I've been working on knitting another scarf. This one is done with a stitch pattern called Wheat in the Wind from Craftcookie. I like the way it's turning out so far and it seems to work up pretty quickly which is always a bonus.

I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease for this project.

I'm kind of starting to get the sewing bug again, but I also have a few more knitting projects that I'm working on. I am going to try and work on those first, but no promises.


Husband Beanie

Since I first started crocheting and knitting I've wanted to make the perfect beanie for my husband. See he has this store bought beanie that he's been wearing for years, he loves it.

This is it.

Now I've always wanted to make him one that he loves just as much...okay, more. Well to say the least my abilities have been pretty limited up until recently.

I've searched the internet for a pattern similar to this one to no avail. Finally I found a pattern for a hat that taught me how to do the diamond cables, which was a good start. So I got out the circular needles and after some trial and error ended up with this.

Do I think this will take the place of the store bought one? No. But it does have a better chance of actually getting worn than some of my previous atempts. I'm working on another one that has larger diamonds and the moss stitch texture inside of them, but that one won't be for him:) Will post pics and hopefully a pattern when I'm done. I made this using Stitch N Bitch's Bamboo Ewe.

Here is a photo of the beanie I made that taught me how to do the diamond cables.

It turned out a little too long for me, but it's cute and was great experience. Here is the link to the pattern for it.

This one was made with Lion Brand Yarn's Fisherman's Wool.

Just for fun here are a few of the beanies I've made for my husband over the years...