Thursday, 21 June 2012

Knitting with the Colour Guys? Okay!

This small Knitted cushion can be a highlight on a bed or couch. The pastel shad
zigzag cushion
Three weeks into blogging, it's starting to dawn on me how challenging this might be! I'm determined to post full-time, which means at least 5 days a week, if not more. I'd really like to post a new edition of Saturday Stitch Session every week, but that doesn't take loads of time to plan. It's all the other days... whew!

You may have noticed that I accidentally scheduled two of my posts to be published on Monday morning, instead of one on Monday and one on Tuesday - leaving me a blog post short this week! So in haste, I've thrown this together. 

What's my inspiration today? Olly and I have finally found a small flat to rent here in Somerset, and we're both so excited to move in soon! We've been staying with my mother-in-law (bless her) for the first three months of our country-living experiment, and while there's plenty of space for us all, Olly and I are ready to FINALLY, for the first time EVER, live as a newly married couple on our OWN! 

And this also means that I get to decorate a new flat! I've got a large John Lewis order on the way after using up the last of our wedding gift certificates. I bought two feather cushion inserts that will need covering, so I'm looking around for inspiration. Should I try to use up some fabric scraps so there are less to store? One idea is to make patchwork cushion covers with the Saturday Stitch Session swatches. But there's a serious risk they'll turn out more granny-chic than just chic. 

Or I could be really naughty and buy new yarn to make the glorious Kaffe Fassett designs above! Those, incidentally, are from his latest book with Brandon Mably called Knitting with the Colour Guys. At less than 9 pounds on amazon with free shipping, I think my new abode neeeeds this book! If you have colour, yarn, or pattern suggestions for small cushion covers, please share! 

1 comment:

  1. How exciting to have a new flat to decorate, lucky you. And thanks for popping over and joining in my giveaway!