Sometimes writing a blog post is a chore. Maintaining a blog is expensive, and it often needs a clear out. Sometimes a post can be recycled, but it doesn’t happen often, and it certainly can’t happen for Five Colour Friday.
Posts also take time to write. I have little creative time in that respect, it is usually confined to the early hours when the house is asleep, and I should be, too. However, I love the quiet, so it’s then that thoughts flow freely. They don’t all end up here, but in a collection of notebooks and journals.
Today’s colour collection originated in such a journal. I was reflecting on this summer in comparison to last year. It’s been hotter in 2022, and that’s a bit of an understatement, but it’s definitely the garden colour that has been different. Last year the roses flowered in abundance for months. The first appeared in late May and the last were still hanging on in December. That won’t happen this year. Several have already finished flowering, but one staggers on with a few blooms. This little collection of Five Colours is a small tribute to these beautiful plants.
Our roses are in pinks, cream, yellow and apricots. This year it is the pink roses that have completely shut down. The leaves are still there, so hopefully the flowers will return next year.
These photos were taken earlier, before the drought was even considered.
Just 5 colours, but 120 squares and there’s a chart to prove it via that link.
All the colours I’ve used here are Stylecraft Special DK.
There are other things on my hook too. #simplythirtysquares progresses daily
Progress on this has not been quite as smooth as usual, however. I hit panic part way through strip 3 when I discovered that what I thought was a new ball was actually already half used! This meant that there wasn’t enough yarn to finish. Thinking cap on, and plan altered! Phew! You’ll see the result in just a few days .. will it really be September?
Yes! August has been hot, and this is certainly demonstrated in this temperature square.
The above will also be fully revealed at some point. I may be adding to it over the next few days.
Have a good weekend. I hope you find time to pick up your crochet hook. I’m still ‘stashbusting’ but a yarn delivery may need to be on the horizon in the near future! 🤔