I have decided to make an effort to improve the photography of my knitting. Usually when I buy new yarn I am so excited to take a photo and get it up on my stash on Ravelry that I just photograph it in any old space on the table or on top of my laptop. This does not make for the best of pictures.
I have been meaning to look at Eskimimi’s photography tutorials for a while but, as is the case with these things, it got put to the back burner. However last week I finally got round to it and they are surprisingly simple but very effective. I think you’ll see an improvement in the photos in this post, not perfect, but getting there.
It took me a while to knit this but I really like the finished jumper.
I’ve just started a Grace cardigan, and I am going to admit that I have put aside my yarn snobbery for this project. I wanted a quick cardigan in a chunky yarn but didn’t want to pay over the odds so when I discovered this Stylecraft Inspiration Brushed Chunky on Kemps for 99p/100g I thought I would order it and if it was really yucky I could just donate it to a charity shop and only be down £6. I have been pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t squeak, is surprisingly soft and has a slight halo due to the 10% mohair. I haven’t got very far yet but I am quite enjoying it. The colour is also a departure from the norm for me.
And finally here is a photo of the Skein Queen yarn I bought at Yarndale, just because I like it!!
I hope you like the new look photos, and if you want to pass on any hints and tips, please leave me a comment.