Friday, January 11, 2013

Double The Sweater, Double The Fun

Right now I'm knitting two sweater. It has occurred to me that this is going to make for rather dull updates since one sweater is a secret.

And the other one, my relaxing knit, is in fingering weight. I'm almost to the pure stockinette section, which means it won't make for an interesting blog story until I'm done or something goes wrong.

Anyways, I've been wracking my brain for future blog posts since I will probably be working on the sweaters for another solid month or so and there won't be much to show. I was wondering if anyone has any questions or things they would like to hear on the blog. Perhaps a post on my photography equipment? A post on composing interesting yarn shots? (I love yarn, but it's hard to make it look interesting.)
My current day job is at a yarn shop, so I could also do a series on knitting questions I answer regularly like, what to do when you run out of yarn when making a sweater (or any project) and there is no way you can get matching yarn. Or, how to make a sweater you blocked smaller because it grew to mammoth proportions the minute it hit the water.
What do you guys think?

11 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

I think that's a great idea. The ideas you've raised all sound good to me.

José said...

Funny, somehow I can't really picture any of your blogpost getting dull...
But I agree with kiwiyarns - nice idea !
Got a question, too ; how does one pick a good substitute yarn ?
For instance, I got the 'Colours of Shetland' book by Kate Davies and would like to try the hooded cardigan once, but my LYS doesn't sell shetland wool...

fern1knits said...

I'm always interested in photography tips, and since you mentioned it, how to make yarn or small bits of knitting look interesting.

collegeknitting said...

I think photography tips would be great. Your shots ALWAYS look awesome.

Debknits said...

I like the idea of sharing the common LYS Q & A's.

Court B said...

I really like your yarn cake in a flower pot photo!
I crochet and I would love to learn about blocking. I don't know a thing about it. I don't know how to do it or when you need to do it or how it helps a project.

Pumpkin said...

I hope that the sweater doesn't take a bad turn, that would be tragic! Also, I have to know how you always seem to pick out my favorite colors for most of your projects. I would really love a post or two on your photography method.

Drakolius said...

How about a post about spinning yarn with exotic fibres? For example, how to deal with the short hairs of rabbits?

Alicia Landi said...

Info on your photos and design process would be cool! I liked reading about how the celestial shawl came together.

Dona said...

I hope we wont here about this secret sweater until you're done! It would be tragic if something goes wrong with it!

If you have tips or advices on shooting red yarns, I would be very interested! My reds always look awful...

Vivian said...

Yes, talk about photography would be nice (equipment, gear, tips, software, ...) weekly review of various things in the shop -- needles, yarns, designs, books, Ravelry patterns, "question of the week" ;-)

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