Saturday, February 19, 2011
Inspiring Colour Combinations
newsfeed for knitabulous : I'm plugging away at a top in beautiful but slow 4ply which should be finished next week, I've been doing a lot of dyeing and have a lot of dyeing to do in March for the final FiftyFifty swansong, I'm working fulltime for a few weeks, having my gallbladder out in April and we'll more than likely be auctioning our house in April too.
But I do like to find time to be inspired, even if it's difficult to find time to blog about it.
You all read design*sponge, don't you? After all, literally millions of people do. Blink and you'll miss the thick and fast posts.
Early this week, I swooned over this image of the 'magma fireplace' by the UK company Flying Cavalries. I think there is nothing so unique, quirky and original as the modern eccentric English design. They have this completely original spark of creativity - in this item it's the graduation of colours that really captured my heart.
And so, armed with a mental image and a few measly dollars, I raided the embroidery floss at my lys. A crochet hook, a little improvisation and a few hours later, I had the makings of a pretty cardigan clasp or headband.
The silent concentration required to knit (or crochet in this case) is such a meditative balm when all around seems so chaotic. There are so many things I cannot control, but I can always create. I really like that.
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