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June Carter Socks

The card reader did the trick – we have photographs again.  Yay!

At the Photography for Knitters workshop Gale talked a lot about ways to pose our handknits.  She talked about the challenges we face when we try to get 3 dimensional things like bags and sweaters and socks translate to 1 dimensional blogs.  And she gave some suggestions on better ways to photograph these things, ways to make them come alive, if you will.

So the other day I headed into my back yard with my most recent pair of socks, looking for some different ways to show them to you.

june carter with a blackeyed susan

I started with the black eyed susans.  The colors blend nicely but the socks are really too heavy to photograph there without causing the plant to flop over.

Then I remembered what Gale said about wood and yarn.  She described it as having a relationship similar to velcro.  The yarn is the loopy part and the wood is the prickly part and they will stick together.

june carter socks with a tree

So I stuck my socks on a tree.

june carter heel

I was able to photograph the heel.

june carter toe

And the toe.

june carter picot edge

And even the pretty picot edge.  The yarn, in case you’re wondering is Cider Moon in the color June Carter.  The pattern is my usual, of course, but at least the pictures are a bit different this time.

You’ve got to mix things up where you can, you know.

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  1. Your socks look great on the bark of the tree. The horizontal stipes of the yarn against the vertical lines of the tree bark plus the great color contrast shows us you were paying close attention in class. The fine focus of the close ups is nice. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh those are pretty! I’m new to sock knitting (never having actually tried it!), and I really like the look of your socks…they look very wearable. I was wondering if you could point me in a direction of a similar pattern? I know you have your stand by favorites, but I’m just not sure what that means. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Yes, would you please share what pattern you use to make all these pretty socks…including the picot edge which definitely makes it!

  4. I love that color. But I need more sock yarn like I need a hole in my head. I can’t wait to see what you do with your new photog skills. 😀

  5. Snazzy snapshots! And I covet your Cider Moon. I was dithering over what to order from them when they hit their SNAFUs and became unavailable. C’est la knitting.

  6. I’m so glad the reader thingy did the trick.

    Love the socks! Cannot believe our Nora doesn’t know who June Carter was. How old is our Nora?! o.0

    Don’t you just love how well trees work for knitting photos? They like lace, too, ya know.

  7. I think part of the affinity for me is the soft texture of the wool against the hard texture of the bark. Color gradings and subtly in both wool and tree bark also work together. Nature = nature
    Works all around.

  8. Great color for the socks! I would never have thought that socks would stick to a tree – at least long enough to get photos…

  9. Love them! I always wanted that colorway, I’ll have to ask Jacqui if she’ll dye it for me now that Cider Moon is no more.

    Socks also stick on bricks.

  10. I love the socks. I never would have thought to put socks on a tree – I may have to try that out. Living in an apartment complex that should give the neighbors something to think about!

  11. Hey, totally off-topic, but do you have a lot of Black-Eyed Susans? I love them, and I want to plant some.

  12. Well done! I ran into that same weight issue when I tried to pose my scarf on that lovely little grassy patch. My next pair of socks is going on a tree. (Will it still work if the socks are cotton instead of wool? I guess there’s one way to find out.)

  13. You are so lucky to get a workshop with Gale..what great photo tips! You are generous in sharing them. I love those colors together, and am now wishing I had some black-eyed susans in my yard!

  14. I TOTALLY identified that yarn before I saw the title. That is my most favorite color EVER!!!

    Love it!!

  15. Great photos! Speaking of picot edges, did you see the YouTube tutorial for the Channel Island Cast On? And P.S. — Samantha’s arm has been re-attached. Yay me.

  16. Good tips and wonderful photos! Even though the sock is too heavy for the BES, I do like the contrast of the sock with the flower.
    Love the socks, too!

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