On a related topic (trust me, stick with it...) we watched Twilight last night. For those that haven't seen it, it's great. I plan on reading the books soon, which I am sure will taint my view of the movie. (Harry Potter anyone?!) Anyway! In the movie, the lead character Bella wears some gloves that I fell in love with. I guess it's more that my hands fell in love with them.
I love them because they're mittens and not gloves, they go all the way up to your elbow instead of just to your wrist, and they're simple but not frumpy.
And because I have a wonderful mom who has knit before, I asked if she could make them for me. Subliminal Rabbit (the blogger) posted the directions in PDF format and they seem fairly easy to follow. Whether they're easy to do is another story. But it sounds like if I send some knitting needles and yarn her way she'll give it a go.
Warning: Christmas talk included in post.
They're back. The Pottery Barn twig reindeer are back. As you may remember, I was drooling over them last year... and now they're back. Do you get it?? They're back! :)
Here they are once more in case you forgot about them:
I also love this door wreath hanger. And for $30? Awesome.
Pottery Barn has got some great decorations out right now- the acorn filler, the cranberry filler (makes me think of my mom!) and this gorgeous table runner.
Maybe I'll spend some of my BONUS (!!) on something. :)
A lot of great things happened this weekend- I got a possible bonus, we hung out with some friends and we went to Das Best Oktoberfest. The bitter part comes with the Redskins loss to the LIONS. A team that hadn't won since December 2007. What is it with us losing to horrible teams?!?! Let me back track...
We've got two classes under our belt and I am actually starting to learn something. Those P, S, A and M letters on your camera dial- program, shutter, aperture and manual modes. Yeah, who knew? :)
At this point our sensei has only talked about what the programs mean. Yes, the "A" mode is the aperture setting, and now we know what a larger aperture means, but exactly how does it impact the picture? That's for *me* figure out and I cannot wait to do so! He also started on ISO and exposure- two things that I'd heard about but had no idea how to manipulate, or when I would manipulate them.
He also went over some of our pictures at the beginning of class, but didn't really cover anything I didn't know. (Focus on your subject, get your entire subject in the picture- that sort of thing.) These are two of my geometric shapes that he seemed to like best:
No real assignments this week- he just wants us to take some more pictures and experiment with composition and zoom. I think I can do that.
In an effort to make things easier for you wonderful readers, I've added a few gadgets that I hope will be helpful.
First- an email address. I've received numerous comments asking about something in a past post and often I have no way of getting in touch with the questioner to give them an answer. So if you've got a question, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I've also added the email address to the right side of my blog, so if you don't feel like writing it down now it will be there for you later. PS- You're still more than welcome to leave a comment on the post- I'll be sure to answer there, too. (I love comments!)
Second- a search function... for my blog! If you *know* I talked about going to a concert, a killer movie or a great pair of jeans and don't have the time to scroll through pages and pages, now you can search for those terms and find that post. Google for this site. Great, right? That feature is also to the right.
Third- "you might also like" thumbnails. I've found this helpful on other blogs when they talk about one subject repeatedly. It's a quick way to see some posts that are related to the topic at hand. It's currently not working, but I have tech support on it ;) It will appear at the bottom of each post, beneath my Mrs. Foot signature.
A fourth update might be coming soon, but that's more for aesthetics. For those who may be curious- the old Proudfeet header may be coming down, down, down!
Let me know if there is anything else you'd like to see here at the Proudfeet. I aim to please. :)
It's been 16 months since I started rockin' the bob and it's just not my style anymore. When I straighten it it's too flat. When I leave it alone it's super curly and looks like a 'fro. I need something a bit longer to pull the curls into waves that I can still straighten if I feel the desire.
I've started pulling together some ideas for length and cut. I'll probably go a little longer than shoulder length- so about 4" longer than my hair currently. I think I'll keep some longer bangs that can be swept to the side when I leave my hair down, but easily bobby-pinned back when it goes up.
Something like these:
I'm also thinking about dying the underneath portions of my hair a dark blonde color. Just to give a little depth to my thin hair. Kind of like these, but not nearly as drastic a difference. I'm talking dirty dirty blonde, not platinum blonde.