Misty Morning …

13/06/2012 § 3 Comments

A Welsh valley on a misty, early Spring morning.  So many recent days – weeks even, have echoed these subtle hues, despite the summer cloak of leaves telling us that the sky should be blue and the season’s colours bright.

Grey light lasts long into the evening here – it’s the longest day next week and there’s warmth in the sun when it makes an appearance but I have a feeling that my abiding memory of June is going to be rain, rain and more rain!

Having completed Ripple One in bright expectant colours at the end of Spring I expected to turn my creative crochet urges towards the tub of yet unused Julia Wool by Kristin Nichols.  This is the yarn I used for Gypsy Rose – back in February, when I was even more excited about the summer days ahead!  I did make a start on a blanket – Hearts & Flowers, but there are a couple of reasons why I haven’t taken up with this one – I don’t want to finish working with the wool, ‘cos its divine; I want to make something really special with it – WOW factor in bucketfuls!

So …

the first showing of my current WIP – Misty Morning blanket

What do you think? Does it remind you of misty mornings? I’m using Drops wools – Karisma and Lima – they’re beautiful, soft and gentle wools.  I’m joining the individual grannies and the blocks as I go – I’m right ‘off’ sewing up seams (enough of that on my cushions and quilts)!  I’ve completed 2 rows of 4 blocks in just over a week. Last night I completed the first block of the 3rd row.  I don’t have a grand plan for the size – whatever feels right will be fine, I’m sure! I’m alternating the border of the blocks between grey & brown yarns and I want it to have a special border – maybe a deep lace? Who knows??

Since spending a whole day doing housework last week, we’ve been making an effort to keep on top of all the boring stuff – don’t you just hate ‘putting away’?  What do other people do with all their ‘stuff’?  Do they have a huge cupboard hidden away somewhere where it all sits – and then falls out in a heap when they open the door?  The flowers I bought, following my house-love day are still blooming beautifully and I brought in some roses from the garden too …

A silhouette of sunflowers on the big worktop in the kitchen – the fly curtain is redundant just now ‘cos the door’s always closed – it’s bright and cheery though and hides the grey skies!

Who says there isn’t any sunshine?

Reflections and candlelight – a sofa full of cushions, Mary Rose Young on the shelf, roses from the garden, pink tulips and a new foxglove in the garden …

Must be summertime!

Adaliza x

PS – see the finished Misty Morning blanket post here.

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§ 3 Responses to Misty Morning …

  • Carole Radojkovich says:

    I just love the colours you have used in misty mornings. I’ve tried counting the shades and come up with six??? Two mauve s, two soft greens and two blues. Light and dark of each. Could you give me an idea of how many balls to make an average size blanket.?
    How is it you avoid sewing up the squares.?
    Love your designs
    Carole from New Zealand

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  • adaliza says:

    Hi – I’ll have a count up and let you know. There are some great tutorials online to join squares as you go – I’ll look them up too. I’m glad you like the blanket – it kept us very warm last night. The nights are getting very chilly here now.

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  • adaliza says:

    Hi Carole – I used 6 colours: dark charcoal grey, mid grey, light dusky pink, plum, soft grey and cream. Here’s a great tutorial on how to join crochet squares as you go http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html from Lucy at Attic24. Do show and tell when you’ve started (and finished) your blanket.

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