Before I moved to Seattle, I lived for a few years in Texas. I love Seattle, but Texas was super fun, too (in a barbecue and rednecks kind of way). I know this makes me kind of dorky, but one of the things I liked most about living down there was seeing the traditional Mexican/Southwestern influences mixed in with all the modern buildings. And, my favorite part of that were the amazing talavera tiles everywhere. (If I ever have to do a remodel on our house, I’m definitely going to suggest adding in some talavera tiles, even if they don’t really “go” in Seattle.)
Totally gorgeous, right? (By the way, these tiles are all available for sale here. Not that I’ve been window shopping or anything.)
I love the vivid colors, the delicate details, and the fantastic organic patterns.
I wonder if I could translate that into knitting? Of course I can!
This gorgeous sweater would look fantastic in creamy-white, burnt umber and forest green.
Oranje by Ann Weaver
And this hat is the absolute cutest! Look at those earflaps!
Talavera Ear Flap Hat by Elizabeth Murphy
And this gorgeous hat already looks like it’s been tiled!
The Inga Hat by Sheila Macdonald
I guess I’ll just have to get my talavera fix through my knitting for now… oh well…