Thursday, August 18

Musings on pictures and an FO

I know for many knitters taking pictures of projects can be a time consuming and frustrating thing. Colors (like reds!) are a pain in the butt. Patterns can be difficult to see on a screen but obvious in person. Lines get blurred, colors become washed out or darkened, and drape starts to look bulky.

I took pictures today of a soaker I finished. I took them inside and out. In natural light and with flash. On dark backgrounds and light. No matter what I did my camera seemed to have a spasm of the shutter. I was starting to get peeved. The idea of dragging a camera and knitting around in an attempt to get a good and accurate shot was disheartening. Maybe it's just me but the second I am done I want to show it off. I want to brag and share and squeee! over it. Not being able to because various elements decide not to cooperate makes finishing all the less appealing. Why weave in my ends and tell people I am REALLY done if I can't prove it?

Today was an example of using your resources and patience. I know that can be applied in broader strokes to life so it was a lesson I was willing to take. Not happily mind you but willingly. I have bemoaned the fact that many of my pictures were from a cell phone many a time. They just don't turn out as well and really make showcasing work difficult. Today though my cell phone was my friend.

Perfect example of cell phone quality. In comparison to the final pic above it's small and hard to see but you know what? The color is so dead on here that you could use it as a swatch pic for ordering. I have never had purples turn out so accurately and certainly not on my phone. Luckily I had sent this to myself a couple days ago and had it available to use. There are advantages to my main camera but today they weren't as obvious. Despite having a great one picture taking wasn't any easier than it has been in the past.

Pattern: Juliette Skirty...minus the skirt
Size: Small
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US 5s and 7s
Details: 2x2 ribbing for waist, stripes are 2 rows each, and cuffs are 8 rounds of garter stitch.

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