More warm days with clear blue skies. Sky Blue comes in so many different shades, and recently they have been cloudless with the occasional high vapour trail. The moon is in evidence during the day too. Have you seen it? It hasn’t been crochet weather, but days have been filled with other things.
We were given the chance to observe our granddaughter’s swimming lessons. I was amused to see that her fast and energetic progress in the water couldn’t escape the proximity of electronics as all details are recorded on iPads!
Crochet has been limited to very early morning or late at night. Consequently the Spirit of Summer blanket has made some progress. This morning I began to join some strips together, but it will be a while before it’s final reveal. This season has many and varied colours, but, if memory serves me correctly, nothing below 12 degrees – and that was back in June.
This is just a random selection of recent squares. The Temperature Blanket is now fully up to date, thankfully.
I’d love to know what you are all up to. Let me know in the comments. I have an inclination that there may be some bedside crochet happening soon. My dear other half is about to have some tests.
Inspiration pops up when you least expect. The important thing is to keep your eyes open, and constantly take in your surroundings. The inspiration for today’s Five Colour Friday comes from our garden.
It’s been an interesting autumn this year. We didn’t have the flames and bronzes that usually occur, instead the trees and shrubs gave us glorious golds and rusts, stunning, but unexpected. However, finally, one of the shrubs has turned from green and gold to this.
The photograph doesn’t do it justice, but it was enough to set the creative juices flowing.
The thing about inspiration is that the source doesn’t have to be represented in its entirety – or in fact accurately. It inspires something….. and this is what the above inspired:
If you want to vary the position of the colours a total of 120 different combinations is possible. They will make a stunning blanket whichever style or stitch you use – maybe a corner to corner, or a ripple blanket. Vary the placement or use in rotation.
Yes, April was finished last Thursday evening. Phew! Now I can get on with May, which is a little more colourful.
I have a few things on the back burner which I’ll share with you over the next weeks but one thing is for certain – I won’t be starting July until June is finished – which will have to wait until after May!
I have really enjoyed using these colours. It’s been secretly in progress during the trials and tribulations of the Spirit of April. No view of the finished blanket for a while, though, as it’s intended as a gift.
The colours used are Stylecraft colours. Don’t forget that you can make 120 different squares with just these five colours. More Five Colour Friday inspiration can be found here.
There will be another post in this series very soon as I think I’ve found my most favourite shade of red ever! Watch this space…..
To say that it’s been ‘warm’ here is a bit of an understatement! According to the thermometer the garden temperature is currently 30 deg C. The days have been sunny and warm – each day fielding glorious blue skies and no rain in evidence at all. If the heat continues we will probably be under a hosepipe ban – this part of the UK is usually first to experience that. Apart from a couple of days of heavy rain during late May we have hardly had a drop since last year. Bet you didn’t expect to hear that about ‘rainy UK’!
As a result the Temperature blanket has taken a very colourful turn! Here are nine days from June to illustrate my point!
The end of May was interesting too – but as a month, so far this beats them all!