As well as sketching I do love a bit of embroidery and machine stitching. I can spend hours making marks and patterns with cotton thread, playing with textures and stabbing myself with needles. So why is it that I have a small mountain of knits and crocheted squares waiting to be sewn up? Why do I groan when I should be thrilled at the completion of a knitted garment? Its because I know that I now have to sew the whole thing together and the item cannot be worn until I have done so.
This month I completed two cable scarves and I am now on my third, another cable. I do love wearing scarves as they can quickly brighten up a rather dull, usually black, outfit, and they are finished when they are finished – no sewing.
Last weekend was Unravel – the yarn festival held at the Farnham Maltings in Surrey. I attended the ‘Click one, Purl One: Beginner’s photography workshop run by Louise Walker (Louise is a knitting blogger and commercial photographer and she also knits fabulous animal heads and wigs – see more details here). The workshop was to help those who upload images on-line, such as bloggers like myself, who want to improve their photos.
I took along my new scarves and the following photos are two of many taken during the workshop: –
Above is the new pink cable scarf, a bluey pink so not too girly…. and below is the manly grey scarf for The Poff, with added fringe for whisk factor.
Perhaps my photos still need a bit of tweaking but its a start and I think they are certainly better than my usual offerings. It was a great workshop, thoroughly enjoyable, and I took away some very useful advice – so lights, camera, action!
Until next time, KnitNell