Monday, July 13, 2020

The New Toy

I got a new toy... 


Isn't it cool? What is it, you ask? Ah, something I totally need... 


Okay, so that picture isn't great. I was trying to do these photos only on my phone, but using a mirror... 

It's a light that clips on my phone, or what's called a "selfie light". (If that link doesn't work, search "selfie light" or "ring light" to get something similar.) 

The minute I saw it, I knew I needed one. No, I don't take a lot of selfies, but I do use my phone camera a lot to take pics of what I'm knitting. And usually it's at night, and I want to post them to Instagram. So, I have to find a good light, get everything set up, and hope... 

Nah. No more. 

So now, instead of getting this... 


...when I go to take a picture, I get this... 


...(and I didn't edit the picture). 

I took this during the day. At night it's going to be even nicer. Score! 

(The pictures are of my current on-the-needles project. Which I'm not going to talk about right now. It's kind of an experiment, so I'm not sure if it's going to work like I want. If it goes terribly wrong, I'll rip it all out when done. Also, I'm engaged in a round of yarn chicken, so it might be even more of a disaster.)

23 comments:

  1. LOL with the yarn chicken; I had to look it up to see what it meant. Cute term! Seems like a good gift to yourself with the selfie light. Not that I take selfies but I can see the benefit of the light especially for the purpose you got it for!

    betty

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  2. It does look so much brighter! You'll definitely get a lot of use out of that.

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  3. What a difference. Lightens it all up.

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  4. I didn't know what it was at first - but I can see how useful that would be!

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  5. Good for you! And I read that you're in pain with a migraine, so best wishes. ~virtual hug~ Those can be terrible.

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    1. Thanks. Hopefully it's only a migraine...

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  6. Never heard of a selfie light, but it works brilliantly. What a cool toy. It's always fun to get a new toy, but even better when it works a treat. Between it and your light box, no excuses with your photos now *wink*

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  7. Neat little toy. Yarn chicken. I've played that before without knowing there was a name for it. Let's see, I've taken so long on certain projects that the color yarn is discontinued. Or, the chain goes out of business and the yarn was a store brand. Yup.

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  8. Glad that something like this worked for you.

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  9. That's a very clever idea!

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    1. I know, right? That's why I knew I needed one.

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  10. Looks like a sweet collar for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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    1. It might be a bit large for her. She's a bitty thing.

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  11. I had no idea they made a selfie light but I totally see why you need one. That’s amazing at the difference between both pics.

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