Favorite Things: Matching Sets
Recently, I have encountered this magazine while reading several blogs based in the UK and was finally able to track down the first and second issues here in the US. It is filled with wonderfully inspiring ideas ranging from home decor to fabric and fiber crafts. I am especially drawn to the eclectic decorating articles. I envy the way some people can just throw mismatched things together and end up with gorgeous results. Is it an innate ability or something that can be learned? Over the years, I have tried to be more relaxed and less matchy matchy in my decorating style but it does not come naturally. However, one area where I embrace this matching tendency is in my knitting accessories. When things get a little chaotic around here, it is just comforting to pull out my matching sets and know that the knitting awaits and calm will be restored.
Notice how I managed to match my current cardigan in progress with the teal Namaste set?
And here is a spanking new set with its very own matching WIP, a toy cat designed by the fabulous Angela Tong for the latest issue of Petite Purls. It is a perfect little break from all that sweater knitting. Plus, the little guy has been waiting patiently for a hand knitted softie in his favorite color.
Check out WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis for the latest in cool projects.