Rainbow Cowl and picture set-up

Last night I cast on for a basic cowl out of yarn that I spun!

Not the best pictures but they give you an idea.

It’s the first, scratch that, second time I’ve ever knit with my own handspun yarn, and I’m excited! I don’t know how the project is going to turn out, I’ve never made a cowl of any sort before and I decided to make a Mobius strip cowl just to make things a bit more fun. I want the stockingette to be right side out (that means the side that looks like it has a bunch of V’s is the front, for non-knitters) but, well, stockingette has a tendency to curly up at the edges so now I’m thinking I maybe should have done a little shaping to make the middle slightly larger than the edges, because so far it’s curling so that it’s all wrong-side out. We’ll see, I’m not willing to tray and change things now cause I’d have to rip it all out and it’s just as much an experiment as an attempt to make something nice, and I’m not very far into it yet so things could change.

The yarn is behaving quite nicely though which makes me happy! It’s really quite even, especially compared to the other handspun stuff of mine that I worked with. There are definitely some bulkier spots, and some finer spots, and the yarn overall is quite bulky, but I wanted it bulky, and it works well for this use.

While taking those pictures, I realized I need a good set-up for taking pictures of my work. I’ve seen how-to’s online for simple and cheap camera set-ups for pictures of small things and I know I bookmarked them, guess I better go dig them up.


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