Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yarn Porn

I love food, and I LOVE great food photography. There's nothing that makes the tongue water more than beautifully photographed food: macaroni and cheese with a lightly browned crust sitting in a ceramic dish and a spoon pulling a string of gooey cheese, or single-serve blackberry slump pouring out of its glass topped with melting vanilla ice cream. It's called food porn, and recently I realized there also exists yarn porn.

I've seen tons of knitting blogs with some beautiful photography, and they make me want to reach out and touch the yarn (yes, sometimes in a creepy way). I love when photographers carefully set a mood, choose yarn colors, and thoughtfully arrange the skeins in their shots.


In building up my stash of yarn porn, I've begun a gallery on flickr for what I think are great yarn shots. If you see any along the way, shoot me a link and I'll add it to the collection. In the meantime, view the inaugural gallery here.

Photo above: "Yummy yarn spaghetti" by The Dreaming Press

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