December 30, 2011
December 29, 2011
It's a bokeh technique you can read more about here. I'm using a 50mm 1.8 lens. I was trying to accomplish it with my other lens, but the f-stop isn't wide enough to capture the shapes. The previous sentence is something that I had to learn the hard way, so maybe someone will stumble on this post and not get all frustrated like I did. I haven't perfected it yet (or using the lens for that matter, this is only my second time using it and they've both been pretty short), but I love the look and I'm excited to play and find out what else I can do with it!
December 28, 2011
December 27, 2011
Anyway, the big project was for The Boy's mom - I knit her a lacework scarf in a baby blue sock yarn.
It was a wonderful Christmas filled with tons of family, even more food, and plenty of mimosas, wine and laughs. The Boy and I were lucky again that we could spend it with both our families (and each other, of course!). I hope you had a wonderful holiday, too!
December 25, 2011
December 22, 2011
The couple days before Christmas always remind of me of those years on The Cape. The couple days beforehand were filled with wrapping presents with my mom and grandma and running for last minute gifts with my dad. Christmas Eve we'd all go to the Chinese Buffet for dinner and then come home before going to church just long enough for my brother and I to open one present. After church we'd either find ourselves at my cousins house or they'd all come over the grandma and grandpas, and my cousins and I would sit around the tree absolutely bubbling over with excitement.
Things are a lot different now. The only thing that seems to remain in tact is eating Chinese food on Christmas Eve. It's okay though - I'm enjoying creating and developing new traditions as an adult and with The Boy. Wherever you are this Christmas, I hope you enjoy yourself.
Cozy Christmas Poster
December 21, 2011
And at some point Kristen stole the camera to grab a shot or two of me and The Boy, and of course we weren't serious at all!
Old Ebbit's Grill was the last place we hit and turned out to be the best location because of the trees in their gallery. I love that place. One day I'll be able to afford to eat there again.
I hope you're having a great leading-up-to-the-holiday week! Thank you for hanging in there with me while I've been a little quiet this month. I have a 30-day challenge in mind for January that'll get me motivated to start posting again and by then I should have time to post!
December 20, 2011
The week in Baltimore was stressful, but always worth it. The Boy and I even got over to Fells Point to have lunch with a few of his friends who live up that way and I want to go back to the area when the weather is nicer and we have more time. And I have my camera. Because guess who didn't take a camera all week? This girl. Instagram to the rescue!
December 15, 2011
All these things relate to the Christmas show, I promise. I guess you gotta see it!
December 9, 2011
Also, I put our tree up last night. Pictures to come soon!
December 8, 2011
Anyway, snow. For the last two years it has snowed during the week I go back and forth from Baltimore for the Charity Show I do, so may may regret saying this as early as Tuesday. But I'd still like the possibility of a white Christmas, and if it's still sixty, that may be a little hard. Plus I've knit so much I'd really like to use it.
But I also know me and by mid-January I'm going to be all "I just wish it would be warm again." So don't take me too seriously, okay?