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  • WELCOME!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm Betsy, and I like taking pictures-- of people, most of all. I'm wife to Paul and mother to Joel, Nora and Connor. They are my favorite subjects. I'm a Special Care nurse by day, a knitter and reader by night. I love New England, and Cape Cod most of all.

    I am available for some limited travel, especially if it's to Ireland or some other lovely clime.

    Wanna' get in front of my camera? Get in touch and we'll set up a session!

These 6.

You know how you become acquainted with someone, and you can feel right from the beginning that you’re going to be the richer for knowing them? That’s this crew; fairly new to the East Coast, and belonging already. Sweet kids, happy light, busy laughter. It was a great night.

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Katherine Rose.

Though it is rather difficult to believe, our sweet niece Katie is a senior. She’s got a smile that can bring the sun, a personality that shines, and she’s intelligent and hard-working. She’s also getting taller by the minute. She towers over her Aunt Betsy. (Not that passing a 5′ 1″ person is a feat…)

She’s the oldest daughter, the oldest grandchild, and we all love her.

She’s going places, this girl. And we can’t wait to watch it all unfold.

‘Love you, Kate.

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September 26, 2014 - 8:54 am

Kelly - Spectacular! Beautiful! Gorgeous! Thank you, Betsy!

September 28, 2014 - 8:31 am

Jean-Marie Currier - Absolutely beautiful! It’s hard to believe Katie is a Senior already. I remember being at the ambulance picnic waiting for the news that Peter and Kelly’s baby was born! Best wishes Katie, you will definitely go places for sure!!!

Knitting Lately. Little Lamb.

Sometimes, I’m in the middle of a project that is turning long and tedious. It can be knitting a lace sweater, editing tons and tons of photos, or painting the sunroom. (Or all three, lately…) Sometimes you just gotta’ take a little break. Problem is, I have to get something done during that break.

So I find myself sitting in the sunshine, knitting up two little lambs for no reason at all, except to give to someone special.

Meet Hubert and Eunice.

On Ravelry here & here.

(If you’re a knitter, it’s a great, quick pattern- just a few hours of happy knitting, stuffing and sewing. You’ll smile most of the time.)

And now, it’s back to those projects. (And laundry. Sigh…)

 

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September 8, 2014 - 3:07 pm

kara - SO stinkin’ cute! Love love love.

September 8, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Cheryl - Don’t ever remember seeing a lamb who came with the wool already dyed on its back. Would save lots of time for niceandknit.com!

September 8, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Donna - These are so adorable, Betsy. And they look like they were fun to make.

September 9, 2014 - 6:37 am

Sara - Such plump little cuties! How’s come a lamb can look plump and be cute but we can’t??! Love keeping up on you on your blog!;)

September 10, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Lauren Mattesen - Oh Hubert,,, my sweet little baby will love to cuddle you. Thank you again Betsy Jo! #baaa

4.

This family of 4. They’re something special, these two little curly-topped girls… Priceless. Full of spunk and personality and just plain overflowing kindness. Perfect manners, sweet childlike voices and pure little hearts.

They’re something special, through and through.

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Pinecone & Mulberry. Knitting.

Sigh. I love this pattern’s name, Pinecone & Mulberry. It sounds all nostalgic and warm, like a cozy wood fire in the stove on a starry night, bundled up in a cabin with those you love best, a piping cup of tea waiting to be enjoyed. I love when words can evoke those kinds of feelings.

Do you read Melody’s blog? Her photos and words conjure up all those aforementioned happy emotions. I was so glad when she had me test-knit this pretty hat, which is so on-brand with her style.

Of course, I knit this up in my most favorite of hand-dyed yarns, from my dear sisters at Nice and Knit. I used one of their new fall color ways (shhhh, I got a sneak preview). My sister Kara, knitter extraordinaire, can model a hat like nobody’s business, so I texted her and asked for her help. She obliged, on a 90 degree day, with beautiful evening light on a pretty New England dirt road. That’s just another reason why sisters are the best. Warm, fuzzy feelings all around.

Project page here.

Yummy yarn here.

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