Here they are, TWENTY-NINE photographs, all uploaded within a minute because of technology.
I feel like the Red Queen, running like mad just to stay in one place, but I will catch up soon. Possibly.
I know I’ve already posted this knitting project, but what can I say? This was one of the few pictures I took that day, and they were all of this hat. I like this pattern (Ravelry link) a ton. Very easy to convert to baby-size.
This is what I do when confronted with something new or problematic: I go to the library and get some books on the subject. I had so many ideas about paint effects for the kitchen walls. But we painted them straight-up blue.
Again, the baby hat in an already-been-posted picture. Our aloe plant Chuck Norris is modeling this lovely piece.
This was our three-year anniversary, and I took this picture while eating lunch at the best local restaurant, The Thai Pavilion. When I’m there on my lunch hour I like to sit in the window and look out onto Lincoln Highway. It’s not a bad view. No more pictures from that day. None that I can show you, anyway.
More knitting content! These are some of the washcloths for Baby Henry, standard ball-band dishcloth pattern. It’s amazing how much knitting I can get done if I actually sit down and knit.
Black and white shot of one of the washcloths. There’s not much more to say about that, really. Except that I really like black-and-white pictures.
On this Saturday our friend Lindsay (mom-to-be of Henry) had a baby shower at Anderson Gardens (sound on that website) in Rockford, which was totally awesome. After the party we got to walk around the grounds and I took about a hundred nice shots, but this one kind of stood out. I like the contrast.
On Sunday we went up to my parents’ house to celebrate July birthdays (three of them) and our anniversary. While we were there Mom & Dad asked NinjaHusband to extricate a wee bat from their patio umbrella. The bat had apparently been under there for a while (a day or so?) and everyone else was too freaked out by it to try moving it. N got a yardstick to ooch it along, but the damn thing wouldn’t budge for a long time, then it crawled on the stick, then it flew out, flew around the deck, and flew back into the umbrella. This happened three or four times. It was both awesome and kind of annoying before the bat finally flew off into the birch tree.
Monday’s dinner was curry, and the spices made kind of a pretty picture.
I won this orchid at the baby shower on the 25th, and I wish I had placed it against a better background. I’m a fan of the way the orchid turned out, but the background could stand to be improved.
The tender side of Chuck Norris the aloe plant.
This Thursday found us at our friends’ home for dinner. They have a beautiful garden and I got a ton of really pretty shots, but this one stood out for me. A bit further down you’ll see these lights lit up over the ivy arch.
On Friday I drove to Waterman for a childbirth class (as a speaker, not as a student) and felt kind of entunnellated. That’s right, I made up a word to describe the feeling of driving on a road surrounded by tall fields of corn.
Another while-driving shot, coming home from my cousin’s wedding, driving west on 64. Those clouds are kind of awesome.
Our friend Matt’s painting, kind of washed out because it was one of those last-minute end of the day shots. The kitchen light is crap and I don’t like to use the flash if I can help it.
This picture kind of rocks my world. The orchid is backlit, so the veins in the petals leap out more, plus the blur adds some motion. It doesn’t look like a good picture at first but it really makes me happy.
See, I love my kitchen. Do you see how much? Do you?
This is a wee bit of a giant jade plant at The House Cafe in DeKalb on Lincoln Highway. I go there for lunch some days and it’s always good. Like the Thai Pavilion, I like to sit where I can look outside and get some sun.
Radishes from my co-garden, all googly and not pretty. I love them.
Here’s the ivy arch at our friends’ house all lit up.
Ah, the old workplace. In the morning. Strong lines, nice contrast. Good times.
This is an example of how bad my pictures get sometimes.
Femiknitter, cat, blanket, knitting. It was an awesome visit, I’m so glad we got to hang out — and at my house too! It was nice to reciprocate the hosting.
Peach slices, with horrible flash. My captions are getting less awesome, aren’t they? It’s getting late.
The Star Doily Blanket, for Baby Waggie. After I blocked this out I realized how many mistakes there are in it and now I’m kind of ashamed to have given them something so flawed.
Meegs all blurry, after jumping up at me and demanding attention.
Baby blanket on the birth ball. Alliteration FTW.
On the 15th we went to Madison and Spring Green for Margaret’s baby shower. The ladies went to the shower at Marg’s parents’ house, and the dudes stayed home and made this video. Seriously, it was awesome. Ninjahusband and Mark, lounging.
And on Sunday I gave Margaret my Tuscany shawl, which she had admired. I originally planned to knit her one of her own, exactly the same as mine, but felt like the pregnant lady should have it. Plus it is full of leaves, which is kickass.