Oh What a Day…

My Birthday was a very special one this year. Dobby wrote a great post (thank you all for your wonderful Birthday wishes!) and RR decided to surprise me with a trip to NYC for the day to pick out and buy a new camera. Yep, a new camera! I’m so psyched! I’ve been wanting to upgrade my photography equipment and as soon as I said ‘DSLR’ to RR he reminded me that he has wanted to purchase such a thing since last year. I guess I just wasn’t ready to hear it yet ;o) (Camera was a gift from both RR and my ‘rents – thanks to all! Oh and we went with the Pentax because it has shake reduction (something the Rebel doesn’t have) and all our lenses fit this camera which means I don’t have to go out and buy a new zoom lens)

So today has been spent taking pictures with the new toy. Puppy still doesn’t like to stay still – and she jumps every time she hears the shutter go ‘clickety’.

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My new STR order came in on Saturday – just in time for my Birthday!

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From front to back that’s Foo Foo, a 2nd skein of Firebird, Space Dust, Calico and Minestone. Individual photos are in my Flickr Stash Set if you’re curious.

Finally, I’ve been spinning a bit this weekend with my other new toy – in addition to Amelia, that is:

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That’s right, I got me a Wooly Winder! W00t! The fiber there is Superwash Merino in Blue Suede Shoes from Crown Mountain Farms. I’ve spun up about 2oz – 6 more to go! (I kept this picture at a larger resolution – go ahead and click…the detail is so. cool.)
On a ‘Muggle Scaring’ note – Jess (aka FreckleGirl) mentioned on her blog that Ravelry was mentioned on Tech Crunch. If you are in the mood to do a shout-out for knitter power head on over to this post and say hello. ;o) Just be sure to take a couple of deep breaths before hitting the ‘submit’ key on a narsty comment – some of the non-knitter comments are a little infuriating.