Sitting on my kitchen table is the tiniest little hint that Spring may be just around the corner,
not that there's much sign of it today on this very wet and miserable Monday !
I think subconsciously I must be really willing it to get a wiggle on
because last weekend I found myself ordering some new wool in
an array of beautiful, fresh Springtime colours.
I ordered some colours in Drops Cotton Merino and some in Rowan
Wool Cotton, both are gorgeously soft and more than pass the sniffability test.
( I'm sure I've mentioned before that I just cannot stop myself from smelling
any new ball of wool, it is without a doubt one of the things that adds to
the high of a new lot of wool. Just me ? Or do you do the same ? )
The colours are all very similar in tone
but when put together have just enough of a subtle difference,
which is exactly what I was looking for -
nothing too strong or strident,
just a soft palette of Spring.
And this is what the wool was for ...
... some tiny Spring flowers.
I have had an idea at the back of my mind for sometime now that involves
garlands and swags and roses and weddings.
There's still a fair bit of the thinking process to work through but I
thought a good first step would be to practice making a garland on a smaller
scale and Spring seemed to be the perfect time to do this.
Lots of pattern hunting has taken place using books,
Ravelry and the Internet,
and bit by bit I have
managed to grow a little Spring garden.
I've a way to go yet but its been a very lovely way to spend
a couple of dark February evenings.
Spring on a plate !
Just before I go I absolutely have to show you a couple of photo's that were sent to me by email a couple of days ago with such a lovely message that it just had to be shared !
It was from a lady called Jan and she writes:
I came across your blog by chance and really love all the blankets you make. I saw the daisy blanket and fell in love with it so much that I wanted to learn how to crochet. I started in September and learnt how to make a granny square first and then followed your tutorial on how to make the daisy square. I struggled on joining all the blocks together ( it's a bit hit and miss in places ! ) but I am thrilled with how my first blanket has turned out.
I checked that Jan was happy for me to share her pictures because ,
quite frankly, for a first blanket I think its absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful example of where there's a will there's a way.
Thank you too Jan for taking the time to get in touch - it means a lot.