Time for more show and tell. This baby blanket is my first knit lace project. Well, technically my second – I made two of these in a row. The first one didn’t get photographed – I gave it away as a baby gift before I started documenting my projects. How lovely is the Chalice Baby Blanket pattern?
I really like the soft gray-green color of Caron Simply Soft I used for this blanket. Alas, it’s no longer available. (Story of our lives, amiright?) The other one of these I made was in white – really lovely for a baptism gift. It’s nice to have photographed my older projects like this one, so I can see some progress. My stitches are more even now than they were on this project!
I don’t enter blog contests very often, but when I saw the “Yarn Glam” contest post on the Knit Picks blog, I knew I had to give it a try. If nothing else, it let me set up some fun vignettes that I could post here, and get practice for future photos.
Art directing and photography are hard work. There’s a reason that photographers, stylists, and art directors can spend all day working on a photo shoot and only walk away with a couple of usable shots. I didn’t have that kind of time/patience/skill to devote to this little project, but it was a good reminder of what a tough (though enjoyable) job it can be.
The entry timeline was pretty short, but luckily I had some of my box of yarn stash left. I used my iPhone to capture these photos, and uploaded them to Instagram. There was a limit of three entries, and here are mine:
I had a few outtakes that I didn’t submit, too, including this close contender for my top three favorites that just didn’t quite make the cut:
It was especially fun to set up the “yarn buffet” vignette. The main yarn used was Knit Picks Gloss fingering-weight in Tranquil (as of this writing, this colorway is not available on their website). Also pictured are Imagination Hand-painted Sock Yarn in Enchanted Lake (discontinued) and Chroma fingering-weight in Midwinter. Click here to see the contest winners.
I hope you’re spending the day (eating candy) with the ones you love.
This is very cool! I have seen projects crocheted with plastic bags, but not mats like these. Kudos to these ladies for putting their talents to work for a good cause.
When a gift-giving opportunity comes up, crafty people are shockingly easy to buy for. The only type of people who are easier to shop for? Geeky crafters. 🙂
I do have to give my husband credit for these Christmas gifts, though – he definitely knows me well. Check out my awesome Doctor Who stitch markers.
I use stitch markers now. Stitch markers are cool.
All of your Doctor Who favorites, represented in useful stitch marker form. The husband found them on Etsy (yes, my husband buys me things from Etsy – be jealous) – the seller’s shop is here.
I use these while working on my projects, and drinking out of my Downton Abbey mug. While the cat sits on my lap. And I’m watching episodes of Downton Abbey or Sherlock. Periodically taking a break to read blogs or social media. I have become a parody of myself.