If you know me at all, you know how much I love neutrals. My 7-year-old nephew even observed to me when he was here, “I mean, you have NO COLOR in your house!” (You’d never know I’ve done two books on using color in your home.) Same with my wardrobe: I often claim to have the world’s largest collection of heather grey sweaters. With knitting, I’ve been really striving to use something other than shades of grey and ivory, but I find them irresistible. And when I go to the yarn store and insist on color, I come home with moody blues and blue-purples — the safest shades in the rainbow. It’s sad, really. However, we’re in our third month or so of relentless 60something-and-sunny days here in Northern California, with exceptions that can be counted on one hand — including the much-needed rain coming down at the moment. (We’re all striving to remember that it’s not a thing to celebrate, drought.) Between all the lovely weather and an upcoming trip to Mexico, I’ve been actually craving color for a change! So forthwith, some inspiration.
4. Knitted version of a crazy quilt at Like a Butterfly in Your House, © Barbara Berrada
6. Indigo potholders on Garment House blog — I love that houndstooth pattern