|Carnival Giant Granny Square Throw|
The Marble Baby Throw pattern, offered for free from Lion Brand is now one of my go-to patterns. Not only is it quick and easy, it also looks great with lots of different yarn combinations. I've been experimenting with color choices lately. I call this color combo Carnival, partly because it reminds me a little of Hot Dog on a Stick, and a friend mentioned clowns. It makes me think of a county fair in the summer.
|Carnival Throw in a Basket|
One thing I'm learning about this wonderful world of yarny goodness is that you can make the world's most beautiful handcrafted item, but if your photographs aren't of good quality, it won't matter one bit how great your work is. So, I decided it was high time I learn how to take a better picture. I am quite proud to say I took the above photographs. I don't expect to start entering photos into galleries,but it at least has some semblance of quality, and it's the truest to the colors of the yarn of any picture I've ever taken.
I owe most of my newfound ability to a fantastic website I found via a blog I follow. Thank heavens for a friend on Pinterest pinning it. Fresh Stitches Blog - Photography Tips. Because of this site, I'm now carrying blank poster board in my car because I know I'll only remember to take pictures with the right daylight when I'm out and about, so now I will have the tools needed.
To show I'm progressing in my photography skills, here are some of the pics I've taken in the past, starting with the most recent.
|Same afghan as above, Different lighting makes the Salmon yarn look scary|
|Marble Baby Throw, Terrible background clashing|
|Baby Hat looks terrible in this picture, but it's quite adorable in person|
|This picture was taken after dark, with very unnatural lighting|
|I love how you can see the shade from the blinds on this one.|
|The project I am most proud of in terrible lighting looks old and dull|