Portland has an amazing rose garden. Look at these! The subtlety of shades and combinations. The vibrancy of color.
The Japanese Garden is serene and full of textures of green, brown, gold and grays.
There is color inspiration everywhere. I'm happy I noticed. Now I have to figure out how to integrate this inspiration into my knitting. It's almost time for mittens, hats and cowls. Maybe a slip stitch pattern. I can use multiple shades. The layers will make the accessories warm. Mittens inspired by a walk on the beach. What shall I call them? Off to the stitch dictionaries.
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