Thursday, March 13, 2014

Colour therapy

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I had the privilege of attending one of Lucy's workshops last Saturday at her lovely studio in Skipton. Nine different people from al over the UK came to meet Lucy and crochet up one of her Bower Birds. The studio is above a lovely cafe which served up the most amazing coffees and pastries. We were hugely spoilt and I was very very good and only had a few pieces of cake! Fortunately they were cut up into edible mouth sized bites so I thought five pieces was good going. Lunch was served - tuna/cucumber/olives on brown bread which I can only describe as being like a miniature loaf! It was huge but oh so lovely. Without much further ado, hooks were out and fingers got busy. Cappuccinos were provided to help keep up the momentum and by the end of the day, we had all completed a little Bower Bird. 

 Bowls of colour to entice and delight!
Lucy's beautiful studio. What a privilege. 
Beautiful merino yarn to make our birdies.

More studio shots.

 And here they all are. Nine little Bower Birds. Mine is third from the bottom. 
Here's yours truly with Lucy herself. 

And after that, we all went home and made a home for our birdies. Here is mine finally finished!

That was last Saturday! What a great trip. I would thoroughly recommend it. Lucy was very helpful and on hand to offer advice and tips. But get in the queue as I believe there may be a waiting list for the next one. 

Okay so that was that. I have been meaning to get these next pictures to you for some time but just have not had the chance to blog. Here is my Elmer blanket - finally!!!!!

I absolutely adore the crochet pompom edge I made for it which can be found here. I used 17 colours of Stylecraft Special DK. I am incredibly happy to have this finally finished at last. It seems to have taken a long time from when I first started it although I have had breaks from it to stitch and do other projects. I still haven't completed my Willow blanket yet as I still haven't decided on how to place them. 

Finally, my lovely friend Tracy helped me to choose some nice colours for a new blanket. I wanted to try out the new Stylecraft colours - they had a mustard and an orangey one so wanted a palette to incorporate those. Here's what she came up with:

What do you think? Starting with the gold colour at the bottom and going clockwise we have the following:


I think that's correct! 

Well that is all from me. Hope you have enjoyed reading today. I'll be back soon, hopefully with a Willow finish.