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Type of item: Functional
My Cabled Rosie Hat from my Craftsy knit hat class. A sand dollar.
What was your inspiration?
I was taking a photo of the Rosie Hat for my Craftsy "Hats Four Ways" class, when I was struck by the fact that the top of the hat reminded me of a sand dollar. I happened to have one, so put it in the photo. It then occurred to me that I should post the photo also to my Craftsy "Shoot It" class.
What are you most proud of?
That I remembered the rule of thirds as I was taking this photo . The hat is slightly off centered and the cables are at a slight angle. The sand dollar is also at a angle, in the right third of the photo.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The background was fine for the hat, but it really didn't do much for the sand dollar, once I added it to the photo. You did notice there was a sand dollar, right?