Before I’ll tell you about anything happening over here, I want to apologize for not responding to your lovely comments on my last post. I’ve read all of them with pleasure, and it is so nice to see that I’m not at all the last person reading paper books. In fact, telling me you have ordered a book case of 3.5 meters makes me a little bit envious!
But back to now. Since my last post we’ve had a very stubborn and obstinate guest. He (of course it’s a HE) took over our home and family, and didn’t want to leave. Mr. Flu! What a nasty guest he has been. But, with leaving a little bit of rubbish behind, he finally has left the house.
I’ve used this opportunity to go through a few of my most beautiful books.
Both are by Catherine Legrand, who has an eye for textiles and costumes from over the world. The pictures are wonderful with lots of detail.
Looking at these pictures, my eye was drawn to especially the fabrics and colours from Central and South America. And on pinterest I found a lot more.
Looking at all of this, I wondered if I could do something with it. Weaving is not something I do; I like a bit of embroidery, but not too much. But, I do love knitting, so I thought it might be an idea to translate the colours and motifs into something knitted.
I’ve come up with a few small patterns so far.
Lots of ideas, which take a lot of time for computerwork; not really my forte. So I’m going to start with making samples, to see how the colours work, and to get a final idea of what I want to make with it. To do this, I need yarn. Of course.
Beautiful Shetland Wool in the most wonderful colours. I’ve tried to find at least 4 shades of every colour.
I’ll keep you posted!