So many outtakes...
When you're looking at projects on Ravelry, what do you hope to see? Me, I want to see what a thing looks like on a human body.
Also me: I don't love taking selfies.
What to do about that? Honestly, the answer is probably just to take more pictures. Then you can delete a bunch! (Or hang on to them, so they can later be incorporated into a ridiculous collage, as above.)
Sewing blogger Gillian Whitcombe of Crafting a Rainbow wrote a series of posts called The Better Pictures Project, and she solicited input from other bloggers taking great pictures for their own blogs. Tips range from thoughts about backgrounds and shooting locations, to knowing your camera's capabilities (whether it's a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or your phone), to photo editing options.
Of course, these ideas don't just apply to taking photos for blogging, or documenting your knitting and crochet projects on Ravelry--many of them are relevant whenever you have a camera in hand. But consider this your friendly reminder that if you want to see people wearing their creations on Ravelry, being a person who wears their creations in photos on Ravelry is a great start!
Photo tips aside, it's hard to capture what is really special about these bags in a photo--you'll need to see them in person! The larger ones are big enough for a sweater project, and they are completely reversible, so you get to choose which fabric you want to show off. The tops close with a drawstring to keep your items well-contained, but they also have handy nylon handles. The smaller bags are perfect for accessories--or your lunch--and have zippered tops. There are also a couple of larger zippered bags, with both interior and exterior pockets.
Impwear makes their bags in Seattle, using laminated cotton fabrics that are water-resistant and can be machine washed and dried.
Socks are usually two tubes connected with shenanigans at a 90 degree angle. Whether they are constructed from the cuff down or toe up, they tend to proceed similarly.
Sometimes, though, designers can't resist the urge to play around with other ideas to produce a tube for the leg, a tube for the foot, and a pocket for the heel. Take a look at this bundle of sock patterns that take unusual approaches--your next project, perhaps?