Having so enjoyed working with the soft pink and green on my egg cosies last week I
suddenly had a real urge to start something else with a similar colour scheme.
A quick dip into Pinterest found these three heavenly pictures ...
( ... adore this picture - how cool to be able to get away with wearing something like this ! )
A little spring coloured patchwork blanket was quite definitely needed.
( a new project however was not, having three on the go already -
but hey, sometimes you just have to go with the flow. )
A rummage through the wool stash turned up some rather scrummy
Sirdar Baby Bamboo in cream, pink and green and I was off...
I ordered some of the same wool in a soft grey to add a bit of depth and I think the
colours all sit perfectly together.
Nothing too complicated, just squares of garter stitch.
I am quite in love...
Something about this colour combination makes me think of sweet shops, fairy tales,
sticks of rock and of course, mini eggs !
What's not to love ?
I'm not yet sure how I will place the squares when I have enough to start sewing them together, and I have to confess to being a little nervous about this what with my neatness and symmetry obsession - but I'm sure all will become clear as it happens.
I have a few more squares to go yet, its not going to be a big blanket, I think I will aim
for a lap size square.
After a week off from work its all back to normal from 7:00am tomorrow morning,
and I have to confess to just wanting to stay right here on my sofa and knit ...
and how perfectly do these little badges sum that up ?
The other thing that has been calling me this week is the book I am reading at the moment - its got me gripped, I'm having to make myself put it down other wise nothing would get done.
I have now read several of JoJo Moyes books and I can honestly say that I have felt
like this about every one.
I love her style of writing and each of her books have been quite different in their themes and characters.
The first one I read was Me before You, and it completely blew me away.
The research and detail she puts into her stories is so thorough that you cannot help but get totally engrossed in what she has written.
The Girl You Left Behind opened my eyes to things I had never even considered before.
It was quite breath taking.
With all of her books I find myself still thinking about them for a long time after having read them - the ultimate sign of a good book I think.
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