I don’t know why I never consider the light. Yesterday I knew I’d want to take a photo of Arroyo in the morning when I was sure it was 100% dry. Fall mornings are dark and the light is poor or artificial which is also poor. So I took two photos this morning. The first is of Arroyo without a flash hanging on the back of the chair where I could find a bit of natural light. This gives you a pretty good idea of the color of the yarn.
The second photo is pretty harsh. It shows the dust and scratches on the chair and doesn’t highlight the shawl at all.
So I think there is a lesson here: Photograph items in the dark and your house looks clean and your furniture antique. If you use a flash your house is dirty and your furniture used. Maybe photographing outside is the way to go.
As for the shawl, it is Arroyo by Sarah H. Wolf knit in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in granite. I highly recommend the pattern and the yarn but as a pair they are a perfect match. My shawl ended up being quite a bit longer than the 5 feet the pattern calls for. I tend to block vigorously and this yarn blocks readily.
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