Funny how these things happen. I was thinking of knitting a mitten, and decided to choose colors I usually don't. Coming into work today, I was struck how Alison Langley's photographs have influenced my craft. Does the wavy edge not resemble the splashing seas? Do the needles not mimic the thrusting bowsprit and towering mast?
So when people take pause when I tell them my "day job", let them take a look at this symbiosis!
This sweet stitch called Fishtail is from Folk Knitting in Estonia, by Nancy Bush, one of my favorite authors, and also a great teacher, if you're every lucky enough to get the chance. I think Fishtail would make a nice sleeve cuff, or a fold up on a hat. I love the wavy bit. So many things to knit, so little time, so many crashing waves.
OK...scolling down, I see I do use these colors....why do I think I don't?... I use them when I think of my daughter Sophie's blue eyes that turn to grey.