Thursday, August 5, 2010

my creative space: rusty reds

Little Mister and I went to the Melbourne Museum on Tuesday. As we were walking around the rainforest exhibit looking for crawly creatures, we came across this pretty toadstool ...


The photo doesn't do justice to the vibrant rust red and brown colours, but after we had lunch with Mr Yardage in the city, we popped in to Cleggs and found some beautiful wool in the same tones. I haven't knitted since I was at school, so when we got home I learnt how to cast on (thanks to google!) and started ...


I am just loving the relaxing nature of knitting. I'm making a scarf as a first project (which may take a while as the wool is fine and so are the needles, and I am slow!). I love the colours and can't wait to wear it - fingers crossed it will be ready in time for the cold weather this year! Thanks to Kate for sharing her newfound love of knitting and sewing the seed in my mind. More creative spaces at Kirsty's place - where you are bound to find far more beautiful woollen cleverness!

19 comments:

handmadehappiness said...

i am on my first knitting project after around the same time and am loving we were both inspired my Kate :)) love the colour of your scarf and the inspiration good luck x

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh that's beautiful! I must get back into knitting, I keep seeing the most stunning yarns everywhere. You're doing lovely work so far, so neat!

Amanda said...

Oh that knitting, sure is addictive...It looks beautiful so far!

Missy_Minzy said...

OH! Red Toadstool!! You knew how much I love them! :) Must be v beautiful! Will we get to see you wearing that scarf when it's done? :)
Thanks for popping over and left a lovely comment too btw. X

Bianca said...

Love the colour of the yarn. At least if you don't finish it before the end of this winter, you'll be styling come Autumn next year.

xB

june at noon said...

What a great color. The scarf will be absolutely perfect for Autumn weather.

Kirsty said...

Oh yes...go the sticks.

Gina said...

Wow, I'm not used to anything but fire engine red in your space! The rust is looking awesome though.

Michelle said...

The colours in that yarn are beautiful. Happy knitting!

74 Lime Lane said...

gorgeous colours after some fabulous inspiration, will make a great scarf. i love kirsty's comment: go the sticks

Karen said...

Thos colour are divine, Love it.

Kate said...

Oh yay! That yarn is divine and going to make a gorgeous scarf. Where would we be without that Mr Google?

Steph said...

Oh good for you! ANd so lovely that you were inspired by your nature time!! Google is brilliant for that sort of thing isn't it!! Wishing you clicky clacky fingers all weekend :)

Rosalind said...

good old internet hey! I think I would knit a scarf too - I am almost inspired to get some needles!! (but no more new crafts for me for the moment!)

teddybearswednesday said...

Beautiful yarn, and love the toadstool too. THere is something magic about them isn't there. Like all sorts of worlds go on there.x

Sally said...

Gorgeous colours... and I love the source of inspiration too. The scarf will be such a great momento of your trip to the museum with your precious boy. Brilliant. (and clever you for being able to knit!)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it's lovely anyway. i've only just now stumbled upon yarn that is multicolored. i love the unexpected turns.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the colours are beautiful ... your scarf will look lovely when it's finished. i'd like a pair of socks in those shades too. i must visit clegs today; i have some time at lunchtime today.
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Renee said...

Love your photo of the toadstool! We went to the museum on Sunday to see the dinosaur exhibit which Khye loved. Your knitting is looking great - love the colour you've chosen.