Some people say no knitting or crocheting photo is finished until you’ve taken the photo.
No matter what kind of camera (or smart phone) you’re using to take a photo of a project – and no matter whether you just want to email a friend the photo, post it on Facebook or attract buyers on Ravelry or Etsy, the tips that follow can help you create a better photo of your work.
Before you pick up that camera, be sure your project is well blocked (if appropriate), free of fuzz or stray fibers and is displayed without distracting or distorting wrinkles or folds.
11/14/2016 0 Comments
A huge hurrah for the nine Knerdy Knitters who entered the Los Angeles County Fair this year. They submitted a total of 42 entries and took home a Best of Show ribbon, 10 blue ribbons, 12 red ribbons and 14 white ribbons.
Here are the winners, their entries and their ribbons:
Ginny Mateen – submitted 11 entries. She won Best of Show for a grey shawl made of yarn she had spun. She won blue ribbons for a baby sweater, another shawl, a sweater, a brown lace shawl, a shawl in purples with a colorful border and a cabled baby sweater, and a red ribbon for a baby sweater.
Lydia Cowger – submitted five entries. She won three red ribbons for a purple and lilac shawlette, a blue and white entrelac scarf and a pair of brown baby booties; and won white ribbons for a grey and white striped scarf and a multi-colored scarf.
Log on to the LA County Fair website and head over to the Competitions page. There you can enter you finished projects into this year's DIY Competition.
The Guild will deliver your projects to the Fair on June 4th. You can give us your projects at any Knerdy Knitter meeting before the 4th.
Good luck, Knerds!
LA County Fair Website
Here's to a New Year of friendship, fun, and fabulous finished projects.
In honor of the New Year, our Guild President, Tammy, has come up with a remarkable list of challenges for both knitters and crocheters. If you were looking to take your art to the next level...here is your chance.
We would love to hear how your challenge is coming along throughout the year. Let us know in the Ravelry forum or on our Facebook page.
Good Luck and Happy New Year!
A fun time was had by all at our 4th Annual Knerdy Knitters Holiday Party. For the second year in a row, the party was held at the Holiday Inn in Burbank. We ate, drank, and made many merry memories.
Thank you to all who helped to organize the event and a special thank you from the Knerdy Knitter Officers to all of you. Thank you for making this Guild such a success. It is so gratifying to hang out with such fun, talented, loving, helpful, kind, knerdy people. Here's to many more years of fiber arts with friends.
The Knerdy Knitters had our first Yarnbombing event and it was a blast! Last Saturday we took advantage of the beautiful weather and invaded Griffith Park in LA to dress the Griffith Park Bear Statue in his Halloween Costume. He became HULABEAR right before our eyes!
Thank you so much to Tabitha Davis for organizing the event. A huge thank you also to everyone who made pieces for the costume. We could not have done it without you. We asked for help and you Knerds totally delivered. And lastly, thank you to everyone who showed up in the park to celebrate with us! We can't wait until the next one!
Tonight the Knerdy Knitters met at their regularly scheduled Yarn Club night with a special mission... Making TONS of yarn flowers for an upcoming Yarn Bomb project. Thank you to everyone who has made flowers and icord for us.
If you'd like to be involved with our flower making project, we would love your help. Please make as many flowers as you'd like in any color combination that you'd like. They can be knit or crocheted. Each flower should be about four inches in diameter. Flowers can be delivered to any Knerdy Knitter member. For more info, please email us at email@example.com.
The Knerdy Knitters were invited again this year to hang out in the Knitting Lounge of the DIY building. We modeled our beautiful knitting and crocheting skills for the general public and taught a few passers by some new skills. Thank you to all of our members who made the trek to the Fairgrounds.
But in even BIGGER NEWS.... many members of the Knerdy Knitters entered their finished projects into the LA County Fair DIY Competition and won many, many ribbons! Congrats to everyone on your accomplishments. Yay for us!!!
These are the photos of all of the pieces that I found in the competition. If you have more photos of your projects and ribbons please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add them to the slideshow.
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