This year, 2019, I have decided to explore texture & colours in my knitting. I want to record this through a journal & be inspired by my home in the English countryside or places I have visited. My January project is about Oxford. I was born in Oxford & although I live only 20 minutes away, have lived here all my life. I popped into the bookshop with my children one day & as I came out, I quickly took a photograph of the ‘Sheldonian Theatre’. I made the photos into a kaleidoscope image, & decided to use the colours camel, brown, blue & grey. I used ‘Basket Ribbed Stitch’ to make the square. This stitch uses Knit, Purl & Slip Stitches. As I enjoyed the colours so much, I wanted to reduce the amount to design a tea cosy. I chose camel, brown & blue, whilst knitting with the ‘Texture Tweed Stitch’. I think this shows the colours individually, which is not a colour combination I would normally use.