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Neutrals & A Bit Of Zing

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It has been all neutrals here this week!

I started squares for a new autumn blanket, now I know I still have my spotty blanket on the go but I just fancied a wee change (you know how it is). The squares will become less neutral as I go along as I add more autumnal colours but the centres are all going to be ecru. I’m starting it now so that it will be ready for autumn and not that I think autumn is near you understand, as we all know according to the ‘Green Rabbit’ calender autumn doesn’t begin until October!!!

I’m also knitting up my gorgeous Sparrow yarn. This is my third attempt at using this yarn, the first shawl I started I didn’t warm to at all, nothing wrong with the pattern, just me! I then frogged the lot and started to crochet a scarf but I didn’t like that either, so off I went to Ravelry in search of a pattern that I liked and would do justice to this beautiful yarn and this is the pattern that I found and I’m using this variation. I’m loving it, so I think I’m finally putting my lovely ‘Sparrow’ to good use!!

My last bit of neutral crafting are two new little brooches which I have made using Rowan Handknit cotton and this is where the zing comes in, I bought these two little citrus buttons in my local yarn shop this week, just because I loved them! I think they bring the cream cotton to life.

Let’s hope we have some zing in the sky this weekend, it has been in short supply this week that’s for sure!! After the wild and windy weather we have had the garden is like a diaster area with debris everywhere and it’s really annoying me having to look out at it. So some good weather would be nice if only to get my garden tidied.

Hope you all have a zingy weekend! 🙂

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Marigold Jam August 17, 2012 - 11:30 am

Lovely things. Sun is trying to break through here so here’s hoping for a good weekend weatherwise – maybe we can both get some garden tidying done!!

Patty August 17, 2012 - 12:29 pm

This is very different Vivienne, you know I really like those neutrals, as much as I’m mad on colour like you, sometimes you need a change to cleanse your mind. They look very sophisticated, brooches are super. Fingers crossed for nice weather across the UK, BFN, Sally x

Robin August 17, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Hi Vivienne,
Great post! I love the zing and the neutrals together. The buttons are really special and a fun purchase. Can’t wait to see what color you bring into the autumn blanket!!!
I’m sending sun and shine and warmth across the pond! IS it coming?

Margaret August 17, 2012 - 3:58 pm

You’ve been making the most of the bad weather with these lovely creations Vivienne!
Love the pretty brooches, your knitting is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see more of the crochet squares blanket.
Happy weekend and I hope you get your longed for sunshine.

Susana August 17, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Hola Vivienne. Es todo tan bonito¡¡¡¡ espero que te acompañe el buen tiempo este fin de semana y puedas ver tu jardín bonito.

Susan August 17, 2012 - 6:12 pm

I love these colours Vivienne and I predict that your Autumn Blanket will be beautiful!…..It’s a good idea to start now and it will be ready for those cooler days ahead…although we need some sun now, don’t we? Rain and winds here too I’m afraid….fingers crossed for a good weekend,
Susan x

Gina August 17, 2012 - 6:39 pm

Wow! Love that scarf.

Susan August 17, 2012 - 7:59 pm

I love neutrals – the blanket will be beautiful. Love the brooches; I guess you could use any colour in the centre.

Amanda August 17, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Oh Neutral love! I love the little bit of color with the oatmeal color yarn – looks like just enough color.

Jane August 17, 2012 - 8:59 pm

We seem to be having the sunshine in the South at the moment Vivienne. This afternoon has been glorious..hot and sunny and we have only just come in from the garden..bliss. I hope it comes your way soon. I love the yarns you have shown..my sort of yarn it look so soft too. Have a zingy weekend ;0)
Jane x

Pomona x August 18, 2012 - 7:38 am

Hope you have a really good weekend too – I love those creamy colours – really restful. Just right for sitting quietly in a warm breeze and gently making square after square.

Pomona x

simone August 18, 2012 - 4:05 pm

I like the neutrals with just a hint of colour. It is really hot here today and the neutral colours add a hint of coolness to the day. I hope you get some sun in the next few days. I could really do without these sky high temperatures! x

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Anne August 19, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Love the brooches and the scarf. Everything looks so soft and comfy.
Happy Sunday, Vivienne,

Anne and family

Mia August 19, 2012 - 6:52 pm

I am very much into neutrals here too, I am dreaming of making *ahem* getting/buying a beautiful neutral-colored quilts for our sofas for autumn/winter. It would have just that same shade than your gorgeous sparrow-yarn, and just some various patterns, plaids, dots, some flowers… Pretty just like your brooches!

Wishing you a lovely and SUNNY new week soon!


Helen Philipps August 19, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Gorgeous, Vivienne….I do like a bit of zing too! I love the combination of neutrals with the citrus shades. Your crochet is so pretty, I have just been admiring the rose you made that is on my project bag 🙂
Helen x

knitsofacto August 19, 2012 - 11:41 pm

Loving those buttons!

What’s the Sparrow like to knit with Vivienne? I’ve been contemplating buying some.

jooles August 20, 2012 - 11:35 am

thank you……a zingy (of sorts) weekend was had here! hope you had one too.
I live by your calendar Vivienne….it is so much better than any others!
gorgeous brooches and those buttons…..oooooooh
love jooles x

harmony and rosie August 20, 2012 - 11:48 am

I certainly did have a bit of zing this weekend, wasn’t it amazing? Mind you, looking out of the window now you would never know. But I have to say for all the welcome zing, you can’t beat the old neutrals .. I still like those the best and yours are beautiful Vivienne.
Happy week xxx

Gill August 20, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Such soothing and restful neutrals for your Autumn blanket, but I love the little touch of zingyness with the brooches – the bright buttons make them lovely.
Yes, dont even think of autumn yet whilst we are having a few days of summery weather! I’m with you, October sounds about right.
Hope you’re well Vivienne, sorry I havent visited in a while but have been on holiday. Look forward to catching up here with you.

Christina August 24, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Those neutrals with just a spot of color are delightful! I had to come back for a second look! xoxo

Jill August 28, 2012 - 10:01 am

You always seem to find the most precious of buttons, Vivienne. Loving all the pretty things you’ve got on your needles and hook at the moment. xx

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