Today’s post is inspired firstly by a fabulous book I bought from our local library’s written off book section. I bought this wonderful hardcover coffee table book for $1 and it is in as new condition though it was published in 1975. It compliments perfectly the fabric from the Waverley Jacquards sample book which Kara gave to me earlier this year. This is high quality very thick upholstery fabric which is best used with medium to heavy weight velvets etc. I have a few ideas for the use of this fabric and after seeing the cover of this book am keen to get a move on and make something with the samples….just too glorious to lay around!
The second inspiration also came from the book ….gorgeous oceans and various summery scenes. It has been snowing and near to snowing again here in Sydney….don’t ask me why…global warming or a repeat of something that only transpires every few hundred years? We do not have records for very far back so it is hard to know but its more a case of necessity than inspiration really that I find myself knitting this scarf in the tones found in my bowls of beads and also in the book. I did have to hunt for the wool in my storage area but the book inspired me to get started! I keep these beads near my computer as a little positive reinforcement that summer or at least brighter days will return. A little colour therapy and inspiration combined, and maybe one day i will get around to stringing the necklaces…when my fingers are a little less frozen!