With a clear blue vision of Spring just a calendar page away, these last few weeks of frosty fingers seem almost an eternity. If flip flops and sunscreen are not on your shopping list for the coming month, maybe transforming your home into a haven of soft, cosy comfort will do the trick.
Dig out your knitting needles and have a browse through the Top Ten Home Decor Projects, for some inspiring accessory ideas to warm up your nest.
Extra large floor pillows knit in Malabrigo Merino Worsted, the creme de la creme of exquisitely hand dyed wool that currently includes a mouth-watering range of well over a hundred shade choices- ‘hollyhock’, ‘pollen’, and ‘azul bolita’ (shown above).
For a dreamy soft landing, this textured pillow embellished with petals is from Mirasol Book #27, and whips up in a weekend. Knit in chunky Sulka, a superb blend of merino, silk and alpaca. ‘Paprika’ (shown above).
Safari prints are a big trend in home decor, and Debbie Bliss tames the wanderlust by bringing zebra stripes right to your fireside with a thick and cosy rug knit in a double strand of Rialto Aran, extrafine merino superwash. Pattern available in Debbie Bliss Fall/Winter 2011 magazine.
Its The Year of The Tiger, and what better time to express your wild side with an exotic trio of knitted pillows. From the Debbie Bliss Fall/Winter 2011 magazine, knit in Rialto Aran.
Tip: If you lose your momentum halfway through, just finish the pillow backs with a matching fabric panel.
A multi-purpose felted pot, ideal to cover a vase of fresh flowers, to hold your knitting needles, or as an everyday catch-all. Knit in Pear Tree Supersoft 8 ply, an exclusive Australian merino in a dozen natural colour choices including ‘grass’ (shown above).
Go for coffee and cream accessories, in this clever design from Debbie Bliss, place mats with cutlery pockets moss stitched in Eco Aran and embellished with dotty fabric panels. Check out Debbie’s brand new Spring/Summer magazine for these and other home decor ideas.
Save those cardboard tubes from rolls of giftwrap, they make a sturdy base for these knitted napkin rings. Another blissful idea featured in the Spring/ Summer issue on store shelves now. Knit in Eco Baby, an organic cotton, and just one 50g ball makes all four rings.
Lighten up a sunroom or get ready for a season of relaxing on the porch with these lovely zigzag lace pillows knit in Eco Aran from Debbie Bliss. A pretty border is knit separately and sewn around each edge. Add a scrap of cotton fabric as the lining in a contrasting colour to really show off your lacework.