There have been two months of schoolschoolschool and holidays and making things since I last wrote. So I am returning now, a bit shame-faced but as nonchalantly as possible, and wish to convey how excited I am to be back with you all. These months have been busy and wonderful. Lately I've been especially enjoying thinking about my future, as every self-respecting twenty-year-old does now and again. But more about that some other time.
I was pondering topics for this entry and began to browse through scads and scads of photos I've taken over the past couple of months (with my beloved camera). What showed itself to be abundantly clear was the fact that it has snowed. I invite you, then, to enter the snowy wonderland that Connecticut has been this season. Towards the end of my photo browsing, I came upon a collection of fibery photos that were so welcome and warm after the austere grays and whites of the snow photos. The contrast between the two sets of photos, both beautiful, reminds me of how much warmth the fiber arts can offer, even in the severest chill of winter.
Well, not really. I feel very included in the joys of the world. But somehow I have, until today, missed out on the incredible wonders of MACRO!
Goodness me. Many of you probably know exactly what I'm talking about, but for those of you who don't (like I didn't), "macro" is the feature on a camera which enables a person to take close-up pictures of small things in beautiful focus. I'm ashamed that I didn't know about this before. Up until now, I've been trying and trying to take close-up pictures of my knits for my shop, and have utterly failed--my camera simply blurs out--so all my photos are farther away than I'd like. I've still been able to get great detailing, but not those gorgeous close-up shots that I dream about. I figured my point and shoot digital camera, which is loyal and lovely but not a fancy SLR camera, wasn't able to do better, and resolved that someday when I got rich from knitting (HA HA), I'd try to get an SLR camera.
Then last night, I mentioned my close-up troubles at dinner, and my stepdad suggested I check and see if my camera has a little flower button on it. Zing!--it does--and there go the strings of my heart, because I just can't stop taking big pictures of little things. So please humor me while I show you a few very tiny, very blessedly focused bits of my day.
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