Another one with the HDR thing on. Shows the stitches a little better maybe?
The diagram again so I have everything in one place:
Things I would do differently next time:
- Steam block - for acrylic I think it would work a little better. Wet blocking did help a bit though.
- Shorter loops on the top - they look so long.. I don't know why I made them so long.
- More black border around the image? Looks a little cramped now that it's done. I had a few extra rows on the edges for garter stitch so it wouldn't roll too much but they got covered up with the fabric.
- Better sewing technique. I can sew basic things and I'm actually proud of my corners but it's a bit puckery. Not really sure how to learn sewing techniques or what I would even look up. Maybe I need to learn over from the beginning because I'm self taught? I'm probably missing a lot of simple things that would make it way easier.
Things I think I did right:
- The corners! I made sure I measured properly and each corner fit together perfectly.
- Colors - I just happened to have a perfect match of scrap fabric and thread to the yarn we bought for this. Just 2 colors make it nice and simple and I like the colors we picked.
- Redid the chart to fit knitting. I was going to just go with a chart I did before were all the stitches were square - came out better this way I think after I measured a knitted swatch and got my proportions right for my stitches.
- Photos? I'm sort of slowly learning the very basics of photography. I put it in my window for natural light and took a lot of photos. Only two came out in focus and nice looking. I tried some with HDR off and some with it on. I like the top photo the best without it. I like having white topped storage drawers right by the window so I can throw something on it and not have to set anything up to try taking pictures.