I wish I had the time, energy, skills (and software!!!) to make you fully realized 3-D images of certain designs. Often the true scrumptiousness of a garment is not apparent in print fashion photography. Take the Superior Crochet book from Filatura di Crosa (Tahki Stacy Charles, February 2009), featuring designs by me and by Kristin Omdahl. Don’t get me wrong. This book is incredibly beautiful. This is not a criticism of the images, the photographer or the publisher. This is a sidebar that speaks to a generation of readers who have been spoiled by electronic media to the point where one picture is not worth a thousand words anymore.
Gee whiz, with the waggle of a finger (you don’t even have to press buttons anymore!) you can enter virtual worlds where it is possible take virtual sightseeing tours, examine virtual shoes from Chucks to Choos, get 360 degree looks at everything from laptops to trucks.
I know this is not going to be the same. My amateur photography sucks. It’s a total insult to the professional shootist I am fairly certain was responsible for the gorgeous book images. Yup, those shots have that classy, understated Jack Deutsch touch. Sorry dude.
But I thought you might like to see the back of the Beaded Edge Scarf, which comes to a point:
and a couple of alternate ways to wear it:
If you choose to crochet this pretty little accessory, please do put on the beads. Fringe that is weighted with beads is so flirty and swingy and it really does make the most of this extra-fine, soft yarn with a brushed texture, a luxurious blend of cashmere and silk.