I didn’t realise until today that another week has flown by! So it was time to try recording a video about my knitting; this was all new territory to me, so I followed the structure most of the knitting podcasts I watch seem to use, and I’m sure I’ll be tweaking things in future. But everyone must begin at the beginning, and here’s mine.
As I mentioned in the video, I won’t be typing up detailed podcast notes, mainly because it would be duplicating what’s already easily available via my Ravelry account. I adore Ravelry; it’s a marvel of cross-referenced databases and hive mind knowledge and fiber-y goodness. I make extensive use of the notes features on most of my projects, and always record yarn/needle size/etc, so just visit my projects page or stash page to get the specifics of anything.
In the future, I’ll plan ahead and have nice photographs of all of the projects and yarn I discuss, that I will include in this post. For today though, it’s now after sunset, so I can’t do anything about that now. Actually, this will be a good incentive to remember to pull out my camera to record my knitting as it happens, instead of just relying on the vagaries of the iphone camera and instagram editing!
I will work on improving my lighting situation. My apartment is actually full of natural light all day, thanks to a wall of windows; however that wall is perpendicular to my computer, so I have to close the blinds in order to not appear in silhouette when recording in front of it and then turn on a nearby lamp to compensate. I’ll see if there’s a simple way to move my computer around so that I face the windows instead, but considering said computer is a 23″ iMac, it might not be possible. I suppose I could switch the bulb in the lamp from the warm yellow I enjoy in the evenings to a daylight bulb for more true colours; I’ll try that for next time at least.
Please feel free to leave any feedback or suggestions for future videos! I’m recording these to share with you, not simply to hear myself talk, so I’m happy to make changes. I’m a detail oriented knitter who loves tweaking and modifying and planning, and loves hearing about others doing such things, but I’m not sure is such an interest is common. Do let me know where you’d like me to land on the specific to general continuum when discussing projects; believe it or not I trod the middle path when talking about my finished sweater, for instance!