Sunday, December 4, 2016

Feeling The Family Pride for Arianna Jones

At first I was going to write a post for the post-date Black Friday week (which I will still do before this Christmas so buyer can beware) but family always comes first...and this story written about my very beautiful and talented niece on another blogger post is a read I must share because it makes me beam with pride.

This image is not own or was taken by Estello's Best. It is a photo of my nice that an image from the story written for Style Stories website and own by writer of the Style Stories blog, Hilary Walker
Click on the link to read article about my talented niece, Arianna.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Adonna's Cabled Scarf

Earlier this year my sister ask I knit her a hat similar to the one she saw I had knit for my mother which has cable stitches in the design. Her birthday was coming up so I thought I would go one step further and also include a scarf as well. However, I could not find an infinity scarf pattern with cable or even a regular scarf with cable stitches in it that I like...or in general. So I pick up my pencil and paper and went to work to not only make my own design but to write it down to share with others.

Here is that pattern and some pictures of it during the beginning stages, when it was block (stretch to be the finish shape and proper even length on all four sides) before the two end were connected to make it the infinity scarf it is now.

I should point out, the hat shown in one of the photos, is NOT my design. It is a pattern used that was created by another knitter. I will add a link to it in the future (when I remember where I got it from, I have several hat pattern but I am currently not at home while typing this article so I cannot look it up and add it today but will be adding it soon. I will update this blog accordingly).

Note: This is my first written pattern, if there missing information or any errors, please feel free to leave a comment and/or ask questions. If necessary, I will add those correction and/or note, as well.

The scarf being block (shape) before connecting the end to create
the infinity look

The finish scarf shown with a matching hat, a pattern from
another designer

The adventure begins with a provisional cast on
and marker to keep track of cables and ribbing

Click here to download the Adonna's Cabled Ribbed Infinity Scarf pattern

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gone...But Not Forgotten

I've shot a lot events over the years...some professional and some personal. However, this last one, I must say by far, is up on my list of most memorable, beautiful and moving events I witness.

A client's only birthday wish is to have (and capture the moment in photographs); a memorial for her father who past away. She not only wanted to do this for her father but she wanted to share this event with family and friends, who could also show their remembrance of love one, who have moved on...but not forgotten, as well.

The original photographer was not able to do the shoot thus allowing me the opportunity to shoot the even by-way of a referral from a mutual friend.

Honoring loved ones that have past on, is a very important time-honored family occurrence often witness in other cultures, but rarely have I witness it in the US. This photo is one of many that I continue to go through for my client. This photo hi-lights one of said beautiful moment perform right here in the United State; lighting lanterns to honor those who are... "Gone But Not Forgotten.

"In memory of those
who have left us, may this light rise to
the heaves to shine with you through all eternity"
                                          -quoted from a lantern

"Happy Birthday April"