Friday, November 03, 2006

October Roundup

The crown turned out great.

Crepe paper crown from Alterknits, by Leigh Radford. One "skein" crepe paper in light pink.

I must have demonstrated my aptitude with a glue gun, because at one point during trick or treating, my daughter was getting frustrated with her crown being tied too loose and falling down into her face and she said "Mom! You need to glue-gun this thing to my head!"

So my baby is two years old and I do not have a single picture of the three of them together looking at the camera and smiling. Feeling determined, I set off for the park on Monday, our last day of nice weather, to get pictures of them in their pumpkin hats. (The older one won't wear his anymore--I had to bribe him.)

This is the best of the bunch.

I must've taken 100 pictures. Most of them looked like this:


or this:


or even this:


Can you tell that knitting has taken a back seat this month? If you want a Socktoberfest update, this is all I have to offer:

14 Comments:

Blogger FunkyC said...

snort!! LOL! Okay...the 'real' pictures make me laugh every time.

Ow..my..side..hurts...!

7:39 AM  
Blogger FemiKnitMafia said...

Oh, they are SO cute! And I entirely understand the difficulty of getting one child to sit still for a photo, much less three. It's amazing that you got one good pic. Well done!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Well, the photos may not have been as posed as you'd like but I bet you'll have great memories of the day.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Leah said...

My goodness, they are adorable. Love the crown!

1:04 PM  
Blogger I need orange said...

I think your collection of photos tells far more than one "perfect" "studio-posed" one would....

And I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one whose Socktoberfest was more of a fizzle than a fest!

-- Vicki in Michigan

1:23 PM  
Blogger Diane D. said...

That's an excellent photo in my book!! Every year I send Christmas cards with pictures of the kids. For the last two years in a row I've taken about 20 pictures, someone's ended up crying (usually me), then I go into Photoshop and cut out their heads and paste them on another picture until it looks OK. (I do a much better job than I did on my blog the other day.) No one has ever known the difference until I told them. The crown turned out beautifully!

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

What cuties!!

I am right there with you on my Soctoberfest sock..LOL

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Eclair said...

My photographs look like that too! Getting three kids to look at the camera and not poke each other is beyond the wit of human mother.

Photoshop is your friend!

10:53 PM  
Blogger lisette said...

Hi Emily - the crown looks gorgeous! well done for persevering - i would have burst into tears and thrown it away :) did it survive halloween? is it as fragile as it looks?

well done too for getting a "good" photo - i haven't managed it yet with my 3 kids.

and the less said about october knitting the better......

4:08 AM  
Blogger teri springer said...

Great pics. It is slightly easier with just 2. I have a photo of our previous dog, Shanny, with all his littermates (12 total) when they were 8 weeks old. Either that photographer was a magician or real good with Photoshop.

Re: October knitting: I got one sweater body done and 3/4's of a sleeve, the back of another sweater done (now I just need to find the directions for both as they got hidden in my move). I did not do a single sock. Started on socks using the Harvest yarn from Sophie's Toes; after 4 false starts I have about 6" of a sock (knee sock) done. This project will be travelling with me to AQT as I have LOTS of time on my travel days......boy that yarn is yummy!!

teri

9:06 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

The crown is amazing...simply perfect! Your patience paid off. As for the shot of the three kids, that reminds me of previous shoots with my two kids and dog. Hard to get all three looking their best at once, and someone always running away!

3:15 PM  
Blogger lisabee said...

Emily, The kids are gorgeous, and the photos are SO typical of the shots we get in our household. "would you PLEASE look at the camera and stop teasing your brother???"

It's been fun to read through your knitting posts, as it's something I've recently picked up. I'm still working on my first sweater, but have finished a scarf. Can't wait to get into more fun with colors. yum.

And someday I might go back to quilts. eep.

I just wanted to connect with you again after quite a while. My blog that I'm using is:

http:://lisabeedesigns.livejournal.com

Take care,

Lisa (bowes)

10:54 PM  
Blogger Dharma said...

I really really like the second one! Such a great *real* family portrait. Beautiful family

1:36 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I've been tempted to make that crown myself...some days I think I should juest get to wear a crown. Great to meet you at the Dulaan event!

8:10 AM  

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