Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Red Acrylic does not photograph well...

I have friends, and then I have knitting friends. My knitting friends are local and from all over the world. My local knitting friends love to get together and share stories, laughter, and sometimes yarn at least once a week. Some of us have favorite yarns, and some of us will knit with whatever we can get our hands on, and some of us are anti-acrylic, for various reasons.

I am pro-acrylic, for various reasons. I like acrylic for toys, and also for afghans. If it's going to be treated roughly, or it might need to be washed on a regular basis, or it's going to someone who doesn't treasure items crafted of fine fibers that will shrink in the wash, then it's absolutely acrylic, all the way! And for baby things. Baby things need to be washed, and new mommies do not need any special-care items in with their laundry! So, there you have it. I knit with acrylic.

Recently, I have been knitting with a LOT of acrylic. There was a charity scarf a few months ago...

There have been many toys and decorations...

And even an afghan...

Are you seeing the theme? Yeah. Acrylic, and especially RED acrylic, reflects all light, natural and otherwise, in a big way. It's a real pain in the camera to photograph! The stitch definition, the design, the everything, it just gets lost in all that reflected light! Ugh! Still, I keep using it...sometimes it's just gotta be red, and sometimes it's just gotta be acrylic. And, no matter how much I play with a photo on the computer, taming that flaming red is not a skill that I have mastered. Sigh! But, I think I'm getting a little better. This sweater and hat are proof of that (I hope)...

Do any of my fellow bloggers have any hints for lighting that might help? I have a feeling that my love affair with red is not over, and I'd like to be able to take good pics of my FOs, even if they are red! I'm open to any and all suggestions. If no suggestions appear, I suppose you should consider wearing your shades to this blog! It is what it is... B^P

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health, with the yarn (and the color) of your choosing!


  1. I have the same problem with red! I don't really have any suggestions; I just play with lighting and background until I can get it close. Purple is a pain too - and I almost never get an accurate picture of purple projects!

  2. Swooning over that baby outfit especially--thank you, I needed the inspiration!

  3. please, do you know german? i would like to make These Catnip Bunnies but i do not unterstand english enough. regards