I started a pair of socks today (Tsunami from Knitted Socks East and West) and really wanted a way to photograph them. The yarn, Socks that rock lightweight in blue moonstone, is beautiful but impossible to photograph.
So today, in a fit of crafting, I built my own lightbox. I used the tutorial here, and it was great!
The colors are close – the yarn is a pale aqua combined with silvery gray. I like how it’s variegated yet doesn’t obscure the pattern at all.
I’m not really sure that the light box is “my thing.” It’s a bit sterile, but I can see it working well for some purposes. My husband is thrilled, as he has been begging for a way to photograph his lego creations for ages, so I suspect this will be mostly for him.
Here is a picture of the same yarn with natural light:
I prefer it this way, even if the colors are obscured. It looks real, where the lightbox photo is too posed for my taste, and I don’t know… I like the photos for my blog to say something about me and my style, and the light box doesn’t.
Marc is happy to finally have a place to photo his legos.
Yes, I finished the sweater! It was quick due to the chunky yarn and almost nonexistent sleeves. I probably won’t have photos for a bit though, since Marc isn’t home during daylight hours this week. It turned out well, though I must say that sewing in the sleeves was a bear, as they were way small for the armholes. I haven’t decided yet on a button – it calls for using a loop and long button, but I may use a pretty pin and call it a day. I’m pretty sure I will want it adjustable.
I’m going to concentrate on those socks for a few days and sort through my queue… I have too many things there, and right now I’m feeling socks!