Although, I’ll admit, the dress form won’t show fit as well as modeling will. Regardless, there are still decent photos of finished objects on Ravelry, and they tend to tell a story about the process, for those who are interested in knitting the pattern. Look at my Raphaelite photos… They (kind of) tell a story about my journey through the pattern:
But what about old mister stash?
No one loves stash yarn. It’s abused, rarely used, shoved in the back of your yarn storage, and forgotten when your local yarn store has a blowout sale on Cascade Eco Alpaca (drool). It’s sad. I don’t even have all of my meager stash cataloged, and I totally should. It’s an awesome tool. You can see what yarn you own that would work with a current pattern, or look through your inventory without exposing your wool to potential moth invasions. You can see everything with the click of one button. I love it. If you link projects to a stashed yarn, Ravelry will deduct the amount that you claim you’ve used, and update your total yardage available. How cool is that? Why aren’t we all using this more?!
Well, for one thing, you have to take all of these photos. I sat down one weekend and sort of photographed a few on my white table, with a white background I threw together: