I picked up a book at my local used, and new, bookstore (The Book Bin) called Designer's Guide to Scandinavian Patterns. I love Scandinavian things, I must have Viking in my blood somewhere (I'm almost all Northern European so the odds are good I'd say that at least one got in). Tomorrow I will share the other inspiration for why I picked up a book particularly about patterns.
Meanwhile, a few pictures from the book (had to use my camera for these so excuse the quality):
I tried out a few patterns in my sketchbook:
Especially that last one. For whatever reason, I'm suddenly in the mood for colors like hot pink, orange, etc.