Behind the scenes

I am a firm believer in easy.  And one of the things I do to keep things easy is find a handy, neutral background somewhere with good light and take most of my blog photos there.  You’re here to look at the stitches, not the scenery, so there’s not much point in tromping off to somewhere picturesque to show you ‘look, six more rounds of this hat/sock/whatever.’

In the Cleveland house, it was the top of the porch railing.  You can see a bit of it here, and it was the background in pretty much every close up shot while we were there.

But the porch railing stayed in Cleveland, so I needed something new here.  Luckily, this house came with a fair bit of yard.  And, down by the water, there are lots and lots of handy rocks.  So, not too long after we got here, one of the rocks found its way to the deck outside my office.  And then, when it got to be winter (and the broken leg kept me from spending much time on the porch in the snow), the rock came inside.  It lives next to the big glass door (so there is lots of good light), up on a little step stool (so it’s a good height for photos).

And there it sits, being the background for pretty much all the blog photos I’ve done lately.  Seriously just about every picture of knitting laying around on a gray background is that rock.  It works great.  Until now…because now…well…Levon has decided this is not my photo shelf, it’s his lounging shelf.

I may need a second rock.