As Storm Dennis rages outside and local social media is full of trees falling on cars, high banks sliding across country lanes and coast paths collapsing, I am staying safe and cosy, warming myself up with a wonderful array of oranges, pinks and purples.
The blanket above is my version of Attic24’s current Dahlia inspired Crochet Along. I have been loosely following Lucy’s Colourwash version. I just can’t resist playing around with the colours, using the way Lucy puts colours together as a jumping off point.
This is the 6th or 7th Attic24 Crochet Along I have been part of and I can highly recommend them. They are always rich in warmth and a sense of community, especially if you follow Lucy’s blog and the Hooked on Attic24 Facebook Group.
The first CAL I joined in with was the Cosy Stripe ; then the Neat Ripple, link to Lucy’s pattern here ; the Neat Wave, Lucy used Moorland Colours, I made mine in Dorset Summer Hedgerow Colours; the Woodland Blanket was one of my favourites; and last year was the Sweet Pea inspired Trellis Stitch blanket.
As the rain beats against the windows and the wind plays music with my photovoltaic roof panels, I have been finishing off a few wig W.I.P.s
This wig is to add to my collection of variations on my Curly Wig. The basic pattern can be found on Etsy and Ravelry.
This new version could be just the thing to keep the ears warm on a day like today.
Stay Safe and Cosy.
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Tagged Attic24, Attic24 Dahlia Cal, crochet wig, Dahlia Cal, fun chemo cap, fun chemo wig, funky wig, hat, inspired by Dahlias, pink and orange, wig
That is my son-in-law ploughing the field for the maize to go in – at last we have a stretch of good growing weather ahead of us.
Sweet Cicely and Red Campion, both from my garden, sit in an orange metal jug that has ‘Made in Yuogoslavia’ on its base. My Mum used to have a stall in Wimborne market buying and selling all sorts of bits and pieces – I think she probably bought more than she sold! But she used to find us all some wonderfully fun and quirky gifts – this jug was one of them.
I use Sweet Cicely stalks to sweeten rhubarb, I never use sugar nowadays, I might pop in a few raisins or dates to add a bit of sweetness too.
My epiphyllum is throwing its own party in my sitting room – it is GORGEOUS at the moment! I feel proud of myself to have managed to get it to flower so well!
The pelargonium has been flowering for over a year now, and the marigolds sit in a Victorian glass ink pot, I found in a hedge in the 1970s.
Pop along to Cathy’s place for a flower feast in her In a Vase on Monday meme, where a happy band of gardeners from all over the world chat about all things horticultural.
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
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Tagged cactus, cactus in flower, epiphyllum, flowering cactus, flowering succulent, In a Vase on Monday, marigolds, pink and orange, pink flowers, red campion, succulent, sweet cicely, tin jug, Victorian ink pot
I just could not wait to try out this zingy colour combination.
Have been wanting to start a new big crochet project and inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 who has put together a palette of colours on the Wool Warehouse and Deramores websites, I wanted to have a go at putting my own palette together.
The throw is to go on the futon that sits below ‘Summer Flight’.
So, how about using the same palette of colours.
I found the yarn in the Wool Warehouse
Stylecraft Special DK – Bright Pink (1435)
Stylecraft Special DK – Raspberry (1023)
Stylecraft Special DK – Magenta (1084)
Stylecraft Special DK – Fiesta (1257)
Stylecraft Special DK – Soft Peach (1240)
Stylecraft Special DK – Sunshine (1114)
Stylecraft Special DK – Citron (1263)
Stylecraft Special DK – Cream (1005)
Stylecraft Special DK – Turquoise (1068)
Stylecraft Special DK – Aspen (1422)
Stylecraft Special DK – Wisteria (1432)
Stylecraft Special DK – Teal (1062)
Stylecraft Special DK – Midnight (1011)
Stylecraft Special DK – Petrol (1708)
14 colours, and I hope to keep them in the same proportions as the painting, but we’ll see how it goes as I’m making it
Very excited about playing with different combinations of colours within the same palette.
I had such fun arranging them on the sofa – glee! is the word that comes to mind!
I also just had to add a brilliant orange colour
Stylecraft Special DK – Jaffa (1256)
Because I am also wanting to make some things in one of my favourite combos of pink and orange. With maybe a bit of purple and turquoise too – oooooh – I so LOVE that combo
makes me want to dance!!
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Tagged afghan, art, Attic24, Carolyne Kardia, colour palette, crochet, painting, pink and orange, shocking pink, throw