When the air turns chilly and the leaves start to show off their beautiful fall foliage, it prompts me to pull out my needlework. Ever since my mother taught me how to knit and crochet as a little girl I've always enjoyed finding new patterns and beautiful yarns and making new things. There is something about handmade sweaters, hats & scarves that just say "love". Being a busy wife & small business owner, I don't spend as much time doing hand work as I would like, but I always try to find a few hours here and there to knit or crochet several new projects during the fall and winter. It doesn't get any better than having a fire going in the fireplace, sipping on some hot tea and working with my needlework. Ahhhh...can't you tell I love this season?!
Throughout the years of shooting portraits of children & babies, I've always kept my eyes open for cute new props to "dress up" my clients during their sessions. I've run across some really cute hat patterns as of late that I am going to try to whip together in the next few weeks...just in time for fall portrait season!
If you don't know how to knit or crochet but would like to learn, for prop making purposes or just for fun, check out one of my favorite sites for tutorials and free patterns: http://berroco.com/ You might also want to check out the book above "The Cool Girl's Guide to Knitting" by Nicki Trench. I ran across a copy at B&N a few years ago. It is an awesome reference book for all knitters...beginners to advanced.
I hope to post some finished "prop projects" soon, so stay tuned!
Until then...Happy Shooting!...or knitting...or crocheting...:)