Five Colour Friday.

Another month draws towards it’s end. So close – yet so far away from Lockdown end! I’m looking forward to seeing some of the family after the weekend – presuming things go the way that’s been suggested. ‘Hope’ hasn’t flown out of the window.

So; the last Friday of the month must mean Five Colour Friday! I see that there are all sorts of posts about 5 colours now – but it originated on Facebook years ago and was continued on my shop website until we closed, and then on here. Anyone remember the first ones? They were set as a challenge for ANY medium! Those were the days!!

The garden is just beginning wake up in earnest. Primroses and polyanthus are in full flower along with hyacinths. These colours remind me of them – and also of the Chionodoxa which is tiny but always makes a good ‘show’. There had also been a preponderance of grey/blue skies this week.

The colours are warm and cosy – there is still that chill in the air, even though the clocks spring forward on Saturday.

All the yarns are from the Stylecraft Special DK collection

You may have already guessed the colours.

  1. Raspberry
  2. Shrimp
  3. Storm Blue
  4. Lavender
  5. Vintage Peach

As I constantly remind everyone – there are 120 DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS FOR FIVE COLOURS. That link will take you to a printable list.

More five colour collections CAN BE FOUND HERE

I’m thinking that these colours would make a GOOD JUMPER too!

Have a great weekend. There may even be another post from me! Take care.

What a year!

So! It’s a year! A year of Covid Lockdown. Can you remember a year ago? What was uppermost in your mind? You may not want to read a whole post about this so I’ll tell you that there is a little video further down of a crafty practice that has helped me get through.

Shortages everywhere and shopping was difficult. In our house there was one item that caused more distress than anything else …

…Digestive Biscuits! How was hubby to survive his early morning tea without them? Fortunately our son found stock in a supermarket and all was well.

I think he felt obliged as grandson’s school coat needed a quick repair.

The edges had frayed badly so there wasn’t much to play with, but the end result was passable.

The garden was showing mostly yellow and blue. Theses little bulbs are eagerly awaited each year. They are in flower again now.

The pear blossom was magnificent – seen at its best against a blue sky.

The hyacinths were in flower, but over the last year have multiplied. (See the collage below for this year’s comparison)

The bluebells were also beginning to flower.

They too are in evidence today – to a very small degree!


This year the flowers are all there to a greater or lesser degree. The pear blossom was very difficult to see against a grey sky. It isn’t very far advanced – but can just be seen against its evergreen neighbour.


Amongst other crochet projects the daily routine of a square a day helped tremendously. The picture above will take you to more details of the enterprise. It shows the then current blanket.

But there was also another daily arty habit that helped keep me on track. It’s something I’ve done for years – and it still keeps inspiring me. Take a look at the video below.

If it won’t play for you IT’S HERE ON YOUTUBE

The final picture is somewhat premature – it’s the summer temperature blanket. It’s good to remember warmth on a chilly day.

March so far!

The TEMPERATURE BLANKET continues. Three days per square – with highs and lows both featured.

March has seen less ice than February, but temperatures no higher

I had forgotten that there wasn’t a February update – the two first strips can be seen above. Not yet joined, I’m leaving the completed strips until the final layout is decided. Although February was a very cold month at times, temperatures were also very warm spring-like at times.

As always the first square of a strip is marked by a tag. I won’t forget which month is which!

March so far.

By the way. Use THIS LINK and the code GET5 for a £5 off £25 at Deramores this week.