FO Friday: Collapsible Lightbox
No knitting FOs to show off today (the green sweater’s coming along, but it still needs another sleeve). I have something else that’s almost as good, though–the husband made me a collapsible lightbox!
I had been using one that he made a while back which worked (all the yarn photos I’ve posted here were taken in it), but suffered from one fatal flaw: it was really too small for my purposes.
I ended up with a lot of shots like this that needed to be cropped down (swatch is of my Kari Baby Blanket):
Also, shots of white yarn tended to get washed out pretty severely (swatch of my Bevin Pullover):
We had trouble storing the box in our little apartment, too. We ended up having to devote a whole shelf to it in our linen closet. So when hubby offered to make me a bigger, collapsible lightbox, I jumped at the chance.
Not only does the new one use a clever placement of Velcro tabs to fold down so it can be stored at the back of a closet, but it has removable, different-colored backdrops!
Now I can get shots of white yarn that look like this:
Much better, no? And I have SO much more room to take shots. It’s awesome.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the old and the new lightboxes:
I took lots of pictures as hubby was making the box, so I’ll be posting a photo tutorial here in the next few days for anyone who’s interested in making their own. Stay tuned!