I have practically finished my crocheted blanket from the pattern I bought from Black Sheep Wool at the Ally Pally last year ( I started it in June), and only have the border to do.
I was looking at it just now, and thought how all the colours can be seen outside this Autumn.
Obviously the sunny days we've had mean the skies have matched the blues, but the pink is exactly the same as the pink of the Spindle berries
I love our Spindle trees - and was interested to read that the wood used to be used for making spindles (surprise!), knitting needles and bobbins.
In the right light they just look so beautiful and practically glow.
But back to the colours of the blanket. The dark red is the same as the Dogwood
and the gold/brown colour is, of course, everywhere but I think the best match is the climbing hydrangea:
or the little fir cones that have grown on our Spruce for the first time.
So there you are!
We had a bag making day in the workshop last Saturday and everyone really had their heads down
Some people even managed to make two!
I am using mine to store my knitting - great workshop with Ros yesterday where I not only made a start on a beautiful scarf, but also learnt to say 'yarn' and not 'wool' and furthermore discovered that I put an extra twist into the stitches I knit - a habit I plan to break.