This train has flown off the rails
Friends, I'm starting to feel a little bit overwhelmed and out of control with my luck and my ever-growing stash. I've been trying to be honest in the recording and photographing the stash but (ahem), I've realized recently that not everybody photojournals their stash.
So my secret's out -- I'm not a stashless knitter (yet). However, rather than knit it all up right this minute, I'm going to have a stash sale here on the blog (stay tuned). BUT . . . if you're on Ravelry, you can check out the "sale/trade" section for "TwistedKnitter."
For what it's worth, I'm a bit of a fanatic about updating my projects. I love the visual evidence that Ive finished over 60 things! I'm still missing photos and project notes on a couple of dozen items, so I could easily be close to 100 completed projects by the time I'm finished updating.
I can't stress it enough -- if you're not on Ravelry yet, start photographing your finished objects (and stash, if youre so inclined). For great digital photography tips, check out Lolly's Weekend Photography Workshop. My own recommendations for shooting yarn and projects include:
1. Turn off the flash - you shouldn't ever need to use it for photographing yarn
2. Use natural light but not strong sunlight (pick a spot by a sunny window)
3. Get familiar with your camera's "macro" feature and use it
Those are just the top three EASY tips for ANY type of digital camera. In the past, I've failed to do all of the above -- but now you don't have to.