Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You Don't Want to See My Ugly Mug

So far my knitting has mostly encompassed things to go on the head and neck - scarves and hats. I want to post pictures of my works of art, but I'm sure as heck not going to use myself as a model (I think there might be some kind of an aesthetic law about it.) What to do, what to do?

I bought a glass head at Pier 1 Imports, which was fine for hats (and does dual duty for blocking hats as well), but it simply didn't cut the mustard for displaying scarves or fancier gewgaws. Yeah, I could keep on using the back of my recliner, but that just feels a little... two dimensional.
I put on my thinking cap and devised an elegant solution.

First you get a four pack of toilet paper (can you tell how truly sophisticated I am?) and place it in the bathroom where there's good illumination from the skylight and a mirror to reflect the back of the item. Then you cover the toilet paper with a high quality bath towel. Next, place the glass head atop the draped paper. Artistically arrange the FO (finished object for non knit nerds), and snap away.Does this presentation not simply ooze class? (Especially now that you know the secrets behind the magic?)

Hmm, I think maybe I need to get a wig for the glass head so you can't see clear through it.


KC said...

Aren't you the clever one. I think your mug would do your work proud but I happen to know the beauty behind the camera is camera shy.

Wunx~ said...

Thanks for the kind words, KC, but I do think you're just a wee bit biased. Which I'm glad of as I know it's a byproduct of friendship. :)

Iron Needles said...

I was going to ask where you got the glass head...