21/02/2014

Driftwood and Waves



The moment one steps foot into my friend's magnificent home, the eyes are drawn to raw wood, clear glass and shades of stone and bone. I always notice the huge glass bowl filled with driftwood collected during a recent coastal holiday, displayed in the foyer. 

The driftwood journey is free flowing, it recognises no borders or restrictions, only the flow of time and events.  My friend acknowledged the integrity of driftwood in a recent Facebook posting, perhaps not realising the parallels with her own life journey.

Last weekend over a leisurely breakfast, she told me of her plans to travel France, Italy and Greece this coming summer with her children. This will include barging on French Canals and soaking up the sun on a Greek Island. Have a great time my friend, the scarf will come in handy.

C'est La Vie!

Photography by Naomi

Yarn: Vinnis Serina, hand dyed, hand balled 100% bamboo yarn; I chose bamboo as a symbol of our friendship (as per Indian Symbolism) and her own tenacity and elegance (as per Chinese Symbolism).  The silver colourway respects her wardrobe preferences of white, black and denim and connects water, stone and wood.

Pattern: Nancy's Waves Scarf by Cori Dodds, I preferred a lengthwise adaptation of the pattern as also executed so beautifully by Jen. The edging is a pattern by another Jen, Jen Valure as used for the Luna Lovegood scarf.

 Driftwood by Poppytalk
Driftwood by Poppytalk
  
Photography by Naomi

Roots and Stones by Elena Ray


23 comments:

  1. WOW. WOW. Breathtakingly. Beautiful.

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  2. What can I say? Your scarf is beau - ti - ful! Love it!

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  3. Wow, great pictures and beautiful scarf!

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  4. Such a beautiful scarf. Just lovely x

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  5. gorgEOUS!
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/02/bonfire-wedding-blanket.html

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  6. Absolutely beautiful, and I love the symbolism as well. Your friend is no doubt utterly delighted with it.

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  7. Jolie écharpe et superbes photos...
    Bon weekend !
    Anna

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  8. A beautiful scarf. I like the long wave pattern and have been using it in scarves myself for a while now. It is such a relaxing and satisfying pattern to work. I love the degree of thought that you have put into your design decisions, making your scarf a truly significant, personal and special gift.

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  9. This is a true treasure. The colour and pattern work beautifully together. A magical scarf! Chrissie x

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  10. wow schitterend! echt heel mooi!!! Ben dol op drijfhout! Het wordt alsmaar mooier... Liefs Lisanne
    draad en praat...

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  11. Beautiful scarf! Right choice of both color and pattern!
    Love it.
    All so well balanced.

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  12. Thank you for all the wonderful comments, this is a most beautiful pattern and a pleasure to crochet! xxx

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  13. Such a fabulous post Magda and btw I love your name! I love how this gorgeous driftwood inspired you to make this beautiful scarf and I am sure your friend and her kids are going to have one memorable adventure. It really is beautiful xoxo

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  14. As always, your crochet art and photography is beautiful and inspiring!

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  15. Beautiful colours !!! And really beautiful what you make ...

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