I am knitting with my yarn!! I love doing that! I’m also testing out a new-to-me lens…
I was finally able to get a lens that I had been coveting for years. It’s the Canon 50mm f1.4. Truth be told, I actually don’t know which kinds of shots work best with this yet besides portraits and close still life. But I’ve drooled over the customer shots on Amazon for so long that I knew one day, I’d have to have one of my own. I’m also planning on picking up a kit lens for my camera for wider shots. But, for now, I’m so happy! I was so happy, I actually took some time to take some shots while I was out and about.
There’s this little shop that I have walked past so many times in the mall because I was pressed for time. Yesterday, I just had to take the time to stop in.
Do you drink tea? I do. And I normally have a tea bag for every occasion. But this Teavana…they’ve got tea-making down to a science. Just walking in to see all of the beautiful shapes of the teapots would have been worth the pause in my day.
One of the guys at Teavana told me some of the symbols for the animals featured on these handmade teapots. Let’s see…
Butterfly – New Beginnings
Elephant – Might and Strength
Monkey – Curiosity and Energy
And did you know that the maker of the Porsche cars makes teapots?
He certainly does. The aerodynamics on that teapot are fierce, right?
They were all lovely! I believe one day, I will have to have one. But, after the lens, yesterday wasn’t that day, lol!
Beautiful tea sets were everywhere. Still, as you know, I’m a power multi-tasker….So, I was also there to get a gift for someone. While I was waiting on that gift, the guys there (they are all fabulous!) made me a tumbler of a tasty orangey-ginger mix.
Look at those herbs!
It was awesome! See the tumbler there? The inside of the tumblers are formed of clay which is supposed to take in the flavors of the herbs that are used in it. So, as the Teavana guys told me, I should only use one form of tea per tumbler. That was a little bit of a bummer. But I can dig it. I got mine with an emblem of a butterfly…although I’m almost certain that personality-wise, I’d be more monkeyish…Yeah. The guys were really curious as to why I was taking photos. Okay, they were nervous in the beginning. But when I told them that I have a blog and that I’d only be doing hand-portraits at best, they got a real kick out of that. I told them, “Yeah, EVERYBODY wants to hear about my day!” LOL! Hilarious! Fortunately, they didn’t think I was weird. They told me I was a lot of fun! True story. See? Knitters and spinners can be fun.
By the time the gift was complete, I figured the lens had a good workout there and I was ready to put my hands in some fiber.
When I got back in, I took the rest of the Goldfish Pond to spin up. But I found that it really wasn’t as much left as I thought.
I don’t know where I got the idea to try to spin that little bit onto the leftover bobbin to see if I could get it to be a continuous strand for The Week of the Navajo.
But guess what? I think it worked! After these bobbins rest, I will be ready to begin the plying.
While I’m waiting, I started a little knit with the previous ply. It’s coming out pretty well.
As you can see, I’ll have to keep practicing with this lens, but so far, I’m getting a kick out of bouncing around playing around with…pretty much everything. Yup, like a monkey.