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Blogstalking – Macro Guessing Game

This week in Knittyboard Blogstalking, we are supposed to post a macro shot of something in our home, and let people guess what it really is. Later in the week, we post the full shot of the item. I decided to let hubby loose with his camera for this one. He couldn’t decide on just one thing, and when I looked at what he had taken, I had an idea. I am posting 6 shots of different items, and we’re going to make it a little contest. The shots are numbered 1 through 6. Leave a comment with your guesses as to what the real item is, and the first person who gets the most correct (or close enough to correct, at my discrection =) ) will get a prize of some sort of yarny goodness from my stash. (I have no idea what that will be, but I’ll come up with something. I do own a few bits of yarn, you know.)

Macro Shot #1:

Macro Shot #2:

Macro Shot #3:

Macro Shot #4:

Macro Shot #5:

Macro Shot #6:
A small hint (for those of you who are really into winning) – item #3 has been in at least one picture on my blog before, and I did mention it. =) Also, they all relate to something important to me. (You know, other than knitting.) And no, the filenames will not help you.

Deadline for guesses will be midnight (my time – EDT) Thursday (August 17), and I’ll announce the winner and post the full-size shots on Friday. (I’m hoping this goes well – this is the first time I’ve actually attempted a contest here…)

ETA – One guess per customer, so if you re-think your guesses after you comment… no do-overs!

24 comments to Blogstalking – Macro Guessing Game

  • Christine The Cheeky Red Head

    #1 looks like the corners of photo boxes
    #2 part of a mask
    #3 Crokinole board
    #4 Your a Steelers fan, part of a Jersey
    #5 Some nice wood, part of bar perhaps
    #6 Drinking glasses

  • Karen

    Totally and utterly lost. But hubby has some nice camera skills (not that you don’t…oh where is that foot when you need it?!?).

  • zibibbo

    uh, uhm, erm.

  • mf

    ok here goes nothing!

    #1 boxes
    #2 beads on something
    #3 spinning wheel
    #4 jersey/flag or some type of fabric
    #5 shot glasses or bottle anyway guess glass with writing

    I still haven’t figured out how to use the marco on a camera yet..I’ll have to figure out something

    Good luck with your contest!

  • mf

    opps my pain meds are kicking in I’m not taking another guess but didn’t number them correctly and missed one on my first post which My guess would be one of your bad arts decos the wood shot….lol sorry not tring to be insulting honest! Please dont’ take it that way Would you mind editing my comment for me, blogger wont’ let me and move my other guesses down . Hope that makes sense….

  • Bezzie

    Daaaaaang. That’s tough.

    1. Camera case
    2. Mask
    3. An illustration of the earth’s rotation round the sun represented with a screw in a groove on a piece of wood. The position of the earth in the groove represents 14:00 GMT.
    4. Steelers Jersey (Woo! Joey Porter!)
    5. A guitar
    6. Energy drinks.

    Yikes. Tell hubby not to do such a good job keeping us in suspense with this next time! Hahaha!

  • Jo

    I’m lost… although I think #6 looks like beer glasses…

    I’m going to have to think hard on this one for my place.

  • Zonda


    #1 those Ikea boxes that fold together.
    2. a mask or doll??
    3. that game board you showed us
    4. steelers flag
    5. wood,I can see the circular rings..spinning wheel??
    6. Beer drinking glasses 🙂

    Tell hubby, nice pics…my macros always look blurry!! 🙂

  • Robknits

    No idea what most of them are, but photos 5 and 6 (drinking glasses) are art. Beautiful photos. Just found your blog via a link in KNitters Review to your Knitpicks knitting bag review — very good and very useful. Thanks. What is the fabric of the bags like?

  • Libi

    OK, here’s my guess.

    #1 The edge of a desk
    #2 A lamp
    #3 A spinning wheel
    #4 Part of Jersey
    #5 A brass sculpture
    #6 The liquor you’re going to send me because I’ve got a headache now!

    🙂 I haven’t the foggiest, really. I’m rotten at guessing things like that. Give me a logic puzzle anyday.

  • Megan

    1) boxes of some sort
    2) the eye of a mask
    3) er…this one I don’t know
    4) a jersey?
    5) er…something wood?
    6) shot glasses?

  • CBear

    Here goes:
    #1 – old steamer trunk
    #2 – drama/mardigras mask
    #3 – the boardgame you showed once
    #4 – Steeler flag
    #5 – “Ugly Face Chair”
    #6 – Pints from your favorite bar

  • SuzannaBanana

    I think #1 looks like the underside of a folding table, but other than that I haven’t a clue. (Well, I have a clue, because you gave us a clue, but…you know what I mean.) I’m with Libi — if you told me that all of these things were on a train heading for Philadelphia, and you were on a train leaving Seattle and I had to figure out when you’d meet? I’d totally win. 🙂

    I LOVE the #6 image.

  • Qeltic

    #1 – back of a brief case
    #2 – part of a puppet
    #3 – spinner’s wheel
    #4 – Steeler’s logo, possibly a shirt
    #5 – unknown ….
    #6 – Guiness glasses

  • Ali

    CBear is totally dead-on. I was going to say #1 is a suitcase, but steamer trunk seems more exact.

  • Kirsten

    #1 photo cases/boxes
    #2 ceramic mask eye
    #3 crokinole board
    #4 Stillers flag
    #5 cymbal (which is looking strange typed for some reason)
    #6 “acquired” tumblers

  • Lou

    What a great idea for a contest. Very nice photos. I wish I could take such clear shots! Here are my guesses:
    1. stack of reinforced boxes
    2. Mardi Gras mask
    3. coffee table top
    4. Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    5. bug trapped in amber
    6. drinking glasses


  • Sharon G.

    1. Lids to boxes…maybe photo boxes?
    2. eye to a face mask
    3. a board game?
    4. Steelers jersey
    5. part of a wooden bowl?
    6. pint glasses

  • Ann-Marie

    1.instrument boxes ie: electic guitar/bass case
    2. doorknob hanger, with mirror
    3. spinning wheel
    4. jersey or pads from a footbal uniform
    5. wood from a table
    6. glasses (for nice beverages to drink while knitting!)

  • Wily Jeneric

    I’m a new reader, so I’m probably hopelessly lost, but I can’t resist macro photos! Did you ever get the National Geographic kids’ magazine – World? The back cover was always a bunch of macro photos. Anyway, on to my guesses…
    1. Corners on boxes (similar to the ones you can purchase at Ikea)
    2. Party mask
    3. Game board – crokinole? Never played this, looks fun
    4. Steeler’s jersey
    5. Bottom of a cooking pan
    6. Pint glasses

  • merry

    1. corner of storage boxes
    2. Eye of a Mardi Gras mask
    3. Crokinole game board
    4. Pittsburgs Steelers Jersey/Flag
    5. Closeup of a brass drum cymbal or a violin
    6. Your collection of glasses or bottles

    I’m always late for contests!
    Hope I made it. But since I’m so late, it looks like I copied off everyone.

  • Mtwelovett

    #1 metal box corners and trim
    #2 beaded/decorated drama/Mardi Gras Mask
    #3 Gameboard that hangs on your wall behind your sofa
    #4 Steelers apperial
    #5 Artwork – Painting by your brother?
    #6 glasses

  • turtlegirl76

    1)And old suitcase? (or case of some sort – like for a musical instrument)
    2)Mardi Gras Mask (the ceramic sort)
    4)Steelers Jersey
    5)Cymbal? (I must think y’all are Sonny and Cher)

  • Stiticher Mom

    #1 – storage boxes
    #2 – Mardi Gras mask
    #3 – Crokinole board
    #4 – Steelers jersey
    #5 – copper bottom of a pot
    #6 – pint beer glasses

    I love taking macro pics!