Before I continue...I must say I am feeling much better!
After two weeks of moping and generally being un-creative,
I think (eh hem) I have bounced back...
....10 stripes down so far...
Once again I have the madness of the hook!
Ever since I learnt to crochet I've been lusting after
(I'm loving how the two crochet blankets have a similar tone, not intentional)
This being only my second crochet project I was keen to try something different.
My chosen yarn is rowan felted tweed aran, I wanted something with texture and boy it has bucket loads!
Its a mix of merino wool, alpaca and viscose, and I'm using a 5mm hook,
which means this is going to be one totally chunky and very toastie blanket!
The colour choice was pretty limited, but actually goes with my kind of style,
and as I walk round the house trying to find the best light I am amazed how many rooms it could fit into.
You see I'm really not a Cath Kidston advocate,
dont get me wrong,
dont get me wrong,
I do love 'the look' (and the fabric).
I do like the trend for bright colours too.
But deep down however I know what I like and what I will still like in 10 years time.
(I had a fluffy cushion when they were all the rage!)
Whilst we are on the subject of colour....
we recently had our wooden sash (double glazed!!) windows fitted.
Gotta love the sash!
Guess who gets to paint them??
Anyway it's time for a change. We have lived in this house for four years and the only thing in the bedroom we changed were the curtains. So its quite exciting!
Do you like our choice of ladies foundation testers! (all skins catered for!)
We are going for the bottom one which is called maplewood mmmmm....maple syrup....
Remember my star quilt that I made this time last year?
Its had a fair bit of use this winter, so I'm hoping to make more to sell some day,
only wish the piecing wasn't so time consuming!
Now I have the two together I can see similar colour choices emerging!
ps. did anyone see Emmas crochet scarf in Larkrise?