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Colour inspiration

Hello again,

What joy to see the sun in a blue sky and feel a real sense of Spring at last. The colours of these tulips have given me so much pleasure this week and remind me what an important role colours play in my knitting and crochet.

jewel colours

jewel colours

One of my lovely crochet ladies has recently been inspired by the shades of colour which she saw on holiday in India. This gorgeous Scheepjes cotton yarn pack on the Deramores website reminded her of those colours and she has created truly beautiful heart motifs and bunting with it. The finish is so professional – we all love it.

Colours of India

colours of India

perfect hearts

perfect hearts

subtle colour changes

subtle colour changes

The creative talent and attention to detail which I see amongst my crochet group is amazing and one of the things that please me most is that they are constantly challenging themselves with new stitches and techniques.

My Brighton Plaid blanket is coming along well; I am loving doing it as the yarn is an absolute joy to look at and work with. I’m on the last but one round now and am not rushing it as I know I shall miss this particular project when it is done.

pops of neon

pops of neon

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on the way round

I have not mentioned my crochet course on this blog but since my last submission has been returned and another is almost ready to go I decided to incorporate an update on both those next time.

Enjoy the spring sunshine and happy crafting to you all,

Jenny x

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Spring in Sorrento

Hello,

Home again from a sunny couple of days on the Amalfi coast of Italy …. yes, I know it was beautiful here too!

No problems with crochet hooks on the flights, fortunately, so I was able to start on my latest waistcoat project – now that I’m hooked on summer crochet – pics of that to follow soon.

The scenery was stunning: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and, my favourite of all our visits, Capri.

steep walk down

steep walk down to Positano

….but we made it!

love all the different pastels

love all the different pastels

Then we continued along the coast to Amalfi …

stunning inlay stonework on the cathedral

stunning inlay stonework on the cathedral in Amalfi

remnant of original mosaic

remnant of original mosaic

The highlight for me was definitely Capri: everything about our day there was just right.

a geologist's delight

the natural arch – a geologist’s delight

Spring was definitely in the air ….

on the cliffs of Capri

spring flowers on the clifftops

these were everywhere along the coast

these were everywhere

stunning coastline

stunning coastline

…..and the colours were remarkable.

looking down .... yes, the blue is the sea!

looking down …. yes, the blue is the sea!

creative textures in the park

creative textures in the park

I had hoped to see a couple of wool shops or some local crafting but sadly we didn’t. There was an attractive looking shop in Capri which remained stubbornly closed all day.

window shopping

it looked rather attractive through the window though

Our trip had been great and we returned refreshed; the weather at home was even beautiful to welcome us back……

dramatic sky to come home to

dramatic sky to come home to

and two pebbles from the beach at Positano are sitting with my cottons awaiting the right motif to show off their shape. Maybe that will be done by the next time.

That’s all for now,

Jenny x