***Tuesday Morning looking through their discounted books for an undiscovered gardening gem, and instead found this:
Welcome Home by Kaffe Fassett***
Not knowing a thing about painting, weaving, knitting, quilting, needlepoint, and the seemingly dozens of other crafts in which the man excels, I was still inspired by his genius for combining colors, and bought the book. It's sat on my coffee table over the years, and on occasion I flip through it, always a little happier after seeing eye-candy like this:
Today, I still have no experience with most of the crafts in Fassett's repertoire, save for an amateurish, advanced-beginner knowledge of knitting, but I still admire his color genius. More of his designs can be admired on his website. SpunMagazine recently had an article about him, and there's even a Kaffe Fassett knit-along for those brave and/or skilled enough to try one of his patterns.
Maybe that brave or skilled person will be me one day. Next weekend I'm taking a Continental Knitting class as well as an Intarsia class, both taught by knitting & crochet guru Nancie Wiseman. It's a start, at least.
And in November, Kaffe Fassett is coming to Stitches East in Baltimore. I've not yet signed up for that event and may be too late to the party, as his lecture may already be full. I've not even decided yet whether I'm going to Stitches East, but if I do, I sure hope I can sit in on his class. It's not often one gets to rub elbows with genius. My only hope is that some might rub off on me...?