When it comes to doing finished knit photos for the blog, i find there is a direct correlation between how well the photos turn out and how silly we’ve been during the shooting. The sillier, the better. I think the goofing off relaxes both Guy and I, so it’s that much easier to to get photos that feel happy and relaxed. And besides, who isn’t happy when you have flowers for antlers?
Lila very much enjoys being a part of the photos now, she wants to play with the props that I’ve brought out, such as these beautiful Puffin in Bloom Classics. She took a real liking to the yellow Heidi one, although she is still a bit young for a book without pictures, I think it won’t be long before we can start reading chapter books at night before bed.
The funny thing about getting Lila more involved with the photos is that while it makes it harder to take then quickly (she is often moving, or causing me or Guy to move, so there’s a lot of blurred shots!) , it makes taking photos more of a fun family event. Lila was so excited that she got to play with the special books, and she was interested to figure out how the tripod worked, and really wanted to get involved. It was a sweet experience.
I also forgot to include a shot of the Bijou Basin Himalayan Trail skein in ‘Fergus’. I nestled it in the pot of pansies I have by the front door, and it looked right at home among the blooms. Now that I’ve knit the mitts I have a little bit leftover (about 30 yards) I’m thinking of making a headband to go with the mitts, something to take a bit of chill away from my sensitive ears as we move into fall. I can’t get enough of this yarn, or the colour!
I hope you enjoyed the outtakes!