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    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!


I made this big blanket for the Ryan Yankee Swap.

Colleen was the recipient.

She likes it, and I’m really glad.

(I maybe missed it a little at first. Silly, yes, but it was so, so soft.)

I like knowing that my handsome little nephews can use it on chilly days when they get home from school.


We took these photos back in December.

It was so, so cold, and Nora was very willing to model for me.

“Mom, can we pleeeeeease keep it?”


Wheaten  by Anne Hanson for Brooklyn Tweed.

Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in Charcoal colorway.

I think I may just have to make it again someday.


March 14, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Ashlee Virkler - Oh Betsy I love it!!! Some day I want to make me one!

Little Elephant

{I’ve been knitting a lot this past fall and winter, and my Ravelry page needs some updating. So be prepared for a lot of knitting photos to show up here and there.}


That sweet little niece of mine turned 1 on Sunday. How time does fly…

We had a tiny little get-together before her ‘real’ party coming up, and I wanted to knit her a tiny little something to open on her actual birthday. So this little elephant made his way to her house. I figured she needed a knitted gift, due to her mother being of Nice & Knit fame and all. Do you know how fun it is to knit for a fellow knitter? The best. Although it’s safe to say that I won’t be knitting a stuffed animal again anytime soon. Not exactly my strong point, I’m afraid.

However, if not perfect, he’s sweet and soft and Cookie likes him.

It’s a boy, I think, but he needs a name…

Raveled right here.


February 25, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Kara - Dear Aunt Betsy,

Thank you so much for my new best friend Elmer the Elephant. He is snuggly and cuddly and I love to give him hugs.

I love you very very much.



February 25, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Betsy - Awww, Brooklyn, good name! Elmer it is!!! ❤️

February 25, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Molly - Betsy,
He is so cute! You did a great job.

Jacob Thomas. Newborn.

Oh, this boy.
Tiny and sweet and as beautiful as a boy can be.

It’s so nice to photograph a newborn at their home. It’s where it all begins, where love is found and memories will be built through each passing day. Where Mom and Dad hold tight and smile knowingly, looking into what a future with their son will bring. It’s home, and it’s the very best place to be.
Brittany & Phil, thank you for the privilege. It was so nice to watch you enjoy your little boy and so good to see you again. Congratulations!

February 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Elisabeth - These are so beautiful…I love them all!! I can’t wait to hold him again!

February 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Tom Odackal - Very Cute!

February 18, 2014 - 11:27 am

susan posa - This is amazing! What a Beautiful & Blessed Family.

February 19, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Diane - What beautiful pictures to have of Jacob Thomas and his parents! He looks so cute in the outfit Heidi knitted. Great job Betsy!

Knitting Lately.

The weather is perfect.

For knitting. And nothing else, honestly. I spend approximately 12 seconds outside each day- walking very briskly to the car in morning darkness to go to work, and then racing to the parking garage at the end of shift. Rushing inside the house to stick my hands as close to the heat as possible without scorching them. It’s wretchedly cold. Feet-numbingly, hand-crackingly cold. So cold that I make up words to describe its utter wretchedness. And it may be obvious, but I can’t even explain how much I detest it.

However, it does make for some seriously productive knitting in front of the wood stove. That’s pretty much the only good thing I can say about winter.

For now, since there’s no other choice, I’ll take it.

Arroyo shawl pattern by Sarah Wolf.

Ravelry page here.


January 29, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Cheryl - It turned out very pretty. Lots of work from what it looks like!

January 30, 2014 - 9:41 am

Jill S - Personally, I think the model wearing it is beautiful so she makes the shawl look nice. Miss you my friend.

February 8, 2014 - 5:49 pm

kara stanley - I dunno how I am just seeing this but i LOVE it!! So beautiful and the pictures are awesome betsy!!

February 18, 2014 - 9:10 pm

mmm... - Wow its lovely! where can i get one?