I’m having photograph angst again this week. I wish someone would explain to me why it is that some days all the photographs come out perfect, and other days they come out lousy. It doesn’t make sense to me. And also, how come that all my photos look dark and murky on the old laptop, but bright and true to life on the new laptop, and yet everyone else’s photos look just fine and dandy on the old one?!? Is anyone out there shaking their head over how dark and dingy my photos have become, and just haven’t had the heart to say so?
I tried a few different layouts today as well, but ended up shooting the yarn in its usual layout. It doesnt look very artsy, but it does show off the different colours in the skeins to the best advantage. At least, I hope so!
We’re also toying with the idea of rewinding one skein in some of the more variegated colourways, just to give you a better idea of how the colours combine. Extra work, but I think worthwhile. Let me show you an example. This is Sylvia 2ply Broadway, a very variegated and punchy colourway. Here’s the usual shot:
And here’s a skein that has been rewound to redistribute the colours. Beautiful, isn’t it?
My idea is to rewind one skein, but to have the rest of the pile as they are, so that you can easily compare them. I know that some of you prefer to see rewound skeins, and others prefer seeing them with the colours in blocks so that you get a feel for how much of each colour there is in the skeins. So this may be the best of both worlds, don’t you think? I’d love to hear your opinions on it. This is one area of the business that I am constantly trying to improve, and the one that I feel most amateur about.
After I’d finished photographing this week’s yarn (previews tomorrow!) I took a couple of quick shots of the projects I was telling you about on Monday. Here’s the cable sweater, complete with fluff:
And this is the handspun shawl.
I love how the colours are gently striping. Its a joy to knit up.