Friday, 29 February 2008

Simplicity

I recently bought myself a copy of Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick.
I love this book,
especially the way it celebrates simple, nourishing~to~the~soul, domestic comforts.
Amongst other things, it has sweet patterns, recipes, beautiful photographs and quotations. This quote really spoke to me:

In the midst of complexity, handicrafts provide simplicity.
In the midst of movement and noise, they make space for silence and solitude
~ Susan Lydon

Last night, after a working~day chock full of challenges, I decided I wanted to make something soothing and easy. I picked up one of my hooks and I started crocheting a cotton washcloth ~ what could be simpler?



The pattern's called the bark sedge stitch washcloth ( and it's from the LionBrand website so, even though it's free, you have to be registered to access it.) The Sugar'n Cream cotton's colourway is called Summer Splash.
...I'm loving how the variegations in the colour are working with the sedge stitch.


Happy weekend everyone.

7 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Hi
Lovely colours! You have a good camera to show such good close ups. I have thought of that book too but I will finish my knitted blanket first before I start anything else.

Riggwelter said...

what wonderful colours.

inkberryblue said...

Thank you indigoblue and riggwelter. =]
indigo blue,
My camera isn't very expensive. (It's an old Canon Powershot A85.) I can shoot closeups with it because I also bought a macro lens.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Love those colors -- I feel warmer!

lisamoon said...

amazing detailed photographs. what type of camera do you use? i feel as though i could crawl through the screen and snuggle right there on your knitting work. coh-zeey!
warmlove, lisamoon

Christina said...

Those are great colors! It reminds me of the ocean, actually. :)

inkberryblue said...

Hi lisamoon, judy and christina!
Thanks so much for dropping by and saying nice things.

lisamoon,
My camera is an old Canon Powershot A85 that I've fitted with a close~up lens.