A few months ago my friend and fellow knitblogger Gale and I began planning a Photography for Knitters Workshop to be held at my library. And yesterday was THE day. I was really excited to take a photography class from someone who “gets” the whole knitting thing and I was not disappointed.
Here’s Gale with some yarn. She was sniffing it, moments before. I told you she gets it.
Part of the class was a slideshow of Gale’s work and that was wonderful. I loved seeing the different ways she showcased hand knits. And part of the class was “hands on” and we all went outside and took photos of our finished knits. Gale pointed out some great features of my library for use as photo backdrops and I loved seeing it through her eyes.
I brought my Hemlock Ring Blanket to photograph. It’s been finished for months and I just hadn’t been able to find a good way to showcase it. Thanks to a bike rack and some decorative grasses (and Gale’s keen eye) I found a great spot right outside the library door.
In case you’ve forgotten after all this time, the yarn is Cascade 220. And, while I have loved other versions of this blanket, mine just doesn’t excite me. It’s okay but I don’t love it. In fact, I’m sort of meh about the whole thing.
I did enjoy knitting it, though, and perhaps it really just needs a more severe blocking.
I am pretty happy with the photos of it and I’m thrilled to have discovered a new place to photograph my knits.
I just have to make sure no one catches me throwing an afghan over a bike rack or a pair of socks over a bush. It is my place of business, after all.