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Early Spring

by greenrabbitdesigns

Today definitely felt like Spring, the sun was shining, the birds were singing and the air was warm!

Not long until these little Tete a Tete will be in bloom especially if we get more days like today.

This was the first day this year that I’ve got my washing dried outside. I love bringing it off the clothes line in the afternoon and ironing it straight away and smelling the freshness of it. I sound like an advert for washing powder but it is great to get it dried outside in the air!

The stunning pink of this little primula enjoying the sun brings me nicely to something else that shares it’s colour…

… my latest crochet scarf, which I’ve just completed.

It has a different motif to the blue scarf but it is made in basically the same way with 11 motifs joined at an angle to each other.

It’s also nice to be able to photograph everything outside without the flash detroying the colour.

I have just one more shade in this particular yarn and I’ve made a start on another scarf.

Again using a different motif but the same basic design.

Another Japanese crochet book arrived in the post this week. You know how it is, you’re browsing on Etsy and you find something lovely and the next thing you know it has fallen into your basket!! What’s a girl to do but to ‘proceed to checkout’ !! ๐Ÿ˜‰
I love these Japanese books, they’re just something different.

Well I’ll leave you with another picture of my little crocuses, it is good to be able to have garden flowers on the blog again. I think we have at last reached the beginnings of Spring!

I’m off on a knitting workshop this Saturday with Debbie Abrahams, which I’m very much looking forward to. A day of knitting including a lovely lunch, tea and cakes surrounded by lovely yarn and other crafting goodies. I can’t wait!!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend too!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Amanda February 24, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Love to see all these spring flowers -YEAH!!! Love the new scarf pattern. It is perfect for spring ๐Ÿ™‚

Hannah February 25, 2011 - 12:30 am

Your garden looks beautiful, and you scarf just the same! i agree with the japanese sewing/crocheting books. THey alwasy have the nicest colour combonation, =)

Ann February 25, 2011 - 1:16 am

Oh, I’m so jealous of your lovely spring flowers and gorgeous weather! We are stuck in the doldrums of winter with nary a spark of color to cheer us on ๐Ÿ™ But just taking a peek into your little corner of the world gives me encouragement that Spring is indeed right around the corner! I also just love your scarf – so luscious looking and bright – makes me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristyne February 25, 2011 - 4:46 am

I am “green with envy” over your weather. We’re suffering -20c here and I’ve had to shovel for the past 2 days … I can’t even remember feeling warm enough outside to coax blooms out of the ground! Enjoy.

marigold jam February 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

Wasn’t it beautiful? I too got all my washing dry and ironed in the one day – lovely and fresh smelling too. That little scarf is beautiful and the second colour is a favourite of mine. Flowers certainly lift the spirits don’t they?


harmony and rosie February 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

Yes, we’re finally enjoying some lovely weather too. It makes all the difference doesn’t it?! You’ve been doing some more good stuff Vivienne, your knitting looks promising with your new yarns, can’t wait to see that when it’s done. Enjoy your knitting day, sounds WONDERFUL!
Kate x

melanie February 25, 2011 - 11:19 am

I am loving seeing all the shoots pop up in our garden, cant wait for Spring!!! Love your scarf, very pretty and delicate ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

Helen Philipps February 25, 2011 - 11:40 am

Such beautiful flower pitcures, Vivienne! And I love the new pink scarf, it’s beautiful. Hope you had a lovely time at the knitting workshop – I rather think you will have done!! Have a great weekend too. Helen x

Jane February 25, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Yesterday was indeed such a lovely day Vivienne, there was real warmth in the sun. Thanks for sharing some lovely springy photos and I also love being able to dry my washing outside…mmmmm! Have a great weekend, it’s back to grey again here today sadly.
Jane x

jill February 25, 2011 - 5:40 pm

What beautiful Spring flowers :0)
I’m loving your pink scarf – it’s such a pretty colour.
Have a great time at your knitting workshop tomorrow – It’ll be loads of fun. I’m quite jealous.

Pam February 25, 2011 - 5:49 pm

So lovely to see all those Spring colours – and I adore the green mohair.
And I know exactly what you mean about the book browsing – so easy to ‘add to cart’.
Enjoy your knitting day – sounds great fun.
P xx

Jenny February 25, 2011 - 6:32 pm

Beautiful flower pictures Vivienne, the colours are so vivid they’re gorgeous! I haven’t ventured with my washing outside yet, although that is one of the best things about the coming warmer weather, it is so lovely to have that crisp fresh smell of ‘outside dried’ sheets! have a lovely weekend, xxx

Mia February 25, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Thank you for sharing these images, Viv, gave me new hope that spring is arriving ๐Ÿ™‚ And the crocheted scarf is so beautiful, what a lovely idea! Love it!

Have a happy, sunny and flower-filled weekend!


Lola Nova February 25, 2011 - 11:35 pm

Oh how wonderful to see a bit of Spring in action!
That scarf is stunning, the color just leaps out to you! Enjoy your workshop, it sounds lovely.

liset February 26, 2011 - 9:51 am

Last week we hoped to have some Spring too but this week snow was back! Lovely flowers and lovely crochet!! Enjoy the weekend.

alisonb2 February 26, 2011 - 10:08 am

Oh I wish we could have some sunshine like you. Everywhere is sooooo soggy that you little crocus gave a big lift. Thank you. The scarves are beautiful and delicate and I will have to check out the Lesley Stansfield book. Take care.

simone February 26, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! The scarf, the flowers and everything!!! x

tinajo February 27, 2011 - 8:48 am

Oh my goodness, I wish I lived where you live… Feels very far away with spring flowers here… ๐Ÿ™

Great photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

koralee February 27, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Everything is soooo pretty…the snow is just coming down here in truck loads right now…I want to get my mind back on Spring!!! Your post is helping me do just that…love that apple green flower. xoxox hugs!

Joanne February 27, 2011 - 6:36 pm

Stunning photo’s, it’s lovely to see the first flowers of spring. I love your scarfs and the colours are gorgeous.
Just popped over to your shop, your very talented and I adore your goods.

Have a good week


thelinencat March 3, 2011 - 8:05 pm

Oh how beautiful and bright the new scarf is, I love it! Bethx

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