I really want to construct a lightbox for myself. I realize this isn't exactly the hardest thing in the world; there are plenty of DIY tutorials online. For me it's more of a problem of finding time (it's hard to motivate to do anything but knit/crochet on my few precious free moments) and the issue of storage. Where am I going to put a big white box? For obvious reasons I can't exactly leave boxes hanging around the house and expect them to stay nice.
In the meantime, I'm faking the lightbox look at best I can. That picture at the top of the post is of the Empoisonnée sock that I cast on last night. I've admired Yarnissima's sock designs for a long time and I'm glad I'm finally getting around to knitting one. I love that they're mostly toe-up (I like to use ALL the yarns) *and* have roomy, frequently decorative gussets. Those look like some socks that will fit my feet well!
But because the new sock project apparently wasn't enough, I cast on for something else as well. I just had to stop and photograph it in its current state because it's just so cool looking.
I love short rows. That's some pretty bulky yarn. I don't normally work with a lot of bulky yarn; it's hard to design for it well, or at least design something that's to my taste and uses bulky weight yarn. But this project is a cutie, and soon it'll give me another FO to share with you. I realized yesterday that I'm going to need to crank up the crafting output in order to keep this month of blogging interesting.
So how am I getting these nice bright naturally lit shots on a white background, you may be wondering...
Yes that's right. Three pieces of card stock paper, two of which are propped up by empty beer bottles. And you can see the other crap that is littering out dining room table: three bottles of hot sauce (I mean, you must use a hot sauce that is appropriate to the dish, right?), my zoom lens, a pile of dirty cloth napkins ... the usual.