My grandmother made us all crochet blankets when we were younger and I remember every night looking at all the squares, trying to decide which one was my favourite. Of course, I never could make up my mind and it's the same now.
Putting the colours together is part of the joy of creating - with wool, with fabric, beads, buttons, paints ...... it's all just so tempting and more than a little addictive. I was really quite happy with my result - the textures soft and tactile - a mix if bamboo and cashmerino, joined together with the ridge on the upperside this time, finished off with two rounds of trebles and a last round of double crochet. A very pleasing palette of muted mixed with the odd touch of vibrant. Yes, very pleased ... until ... I had a browse on one of my favourite blogspots and saw what Lucy of Attic24 had created! Me oh, my oh - what a gobsmackingly wonderful mix of colours! I am a little jealous and even a little more tempted to abandon my usual penchant for the soft pastels and leap into the world of brights! I'm feeling a little dull by comparison and the weather isn't helping.
I think the courgettes and the beans have fallen victim to the frost and my newly planted Actinidia is looking very sorry for itself. I guess the old saying 'N'er cast a clout 'til May is out' hasn't been around all these years for nothing. As I finished off the throw last night I ended up with a rather lovely pile of snippings - so pretty. I wonder if the birds would like them to line their little nests with?
Well, big brother is visiting this weekend so the crafting may be a little curtailed but I have a little practical project in mind which involves a long since knitted and fulled 'bag' in Noro - it's quite bright so I am on the right path and I think it's going to get me a fair few comments on my next business trip. Intrigued? I should have something to show you by Monday. So until then, ta-ta and so long and have a great weekend.