So yesterday I showed you the ‘behind the scenes’ side of taking pictures. Well, of me trying to take pictures. I have a feeling the process will be a bit more orderly when we go off for the proper photo shoot with a real photographer.
Today I get to show off the pretty glamor shots. Now you’ll note I’m still not showing you the whole socks. Why? Because I like to torture you? No, wait, that’s supposed to be a secret. Um, because I want their first full frontal shots to have the benefit of the foot model and the rug store backdrop and the photographer? No, that sounds somehow bratty. Um, because I want to build anticipation? Yes, that’s it. I’m just showing you little teasers to build anticipation. You’ll get the full shots shortly. Click to see bigger versions if you feel the need.
So without further ado, here’s our first model. His name is Heriz. You saw one of his candid shots yesterday, and here he is with his makeup on and his hair done. Heriz is wearing Dream in Color’s Smooshy in the color Chinatown Apple. I hadn’t had the chance to work with Smooshy before (though there are several skeins of it hanging out in my stash waiting their turn on the needles), but I’m thrilled with how these worked up. The stitch definition is fantastic, and the color changes subtle enough to work well with the large areas of purl stitches.
Next down the runway is Khotan. He is wearing Schaefer Yarn Company’s Nichole in the color Chamomile. You know I have a long standing love affair with Nichole. Both Nugatory and Embonpoint were made with it. It’s my favorite size (just a bit thicker than most traditional sock yarns) and holds up beautifully. Nugatory have been getting regular wear for a year and a half, and they still look great.
Tomorrow and Thursday I’ll have more tiny pics to torment you. Friday I’ll have details of exactly how and when you can get your hands on the patterns and start making your own!