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Splash Of Colour : January

by greenrabbitdesigns

It is hard to believe that this is the third Splash of Colour post organised by Emma of Silverpebble to help us brighten our days through the winter months. Just one more month to go and then, fingers crossed, we will be enjoying the gorgeous Springtime!

This month I thought I’d show you something I’m working on. I decided to use some of my stash of mohair yarn to make some corsages. I have always loved mohair but I haven’t used it in a long time. I love the way the yarn and the finished articles look like they have blurred edges due to the fluffiness of the yarn. It has such a wonderful feel to it too.

These are the start of my corsages, they need a few more layers and something pretty in the centre and of course I’ll let you see the finished articles when I get them completed and into my little shop.

It’s not just the yarn that’s colourful, the tools of the trade offer a Splash of Colour too!

Just look at all that yummy, colourful, fluffiness ! 🙂

Well that’s my contribution to this month’s Splash of Colour! Check out Emma’s blog for more links to blogs that are taking part and also the Splash of Colour Flickr group for more colourful inspiration!

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend, I’ll be back on Monday with my 100th post! 🙂

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25 comments

harmony and rosie January 5, 2011 - 3:58 pm

That was a lovely splash of colour, thank you Vivienne, I’m feeling very cold today and that has warmed me a little! Looking forward to seeing your corsages, it’s a good start you’ve made x

Helen Philipps January 5, 2011 - 3:59 pm

A lovely fluffy splash of colour! Your mohair yarn and crochet look gorgeous. I had a spell of making mohair cardies and had forgotton just how lovely it is – so soft and warm and in such beautiful colours.
I love the colourful crochet hook collection too! Have a great week. Helen x

Emma January 5, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Vivienne, I am totally in love with your crochet hooks! They’re beautiful!

Amanda January 5, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Oh these pictures look so happy and bright – and remind me a fluffy bunny 🙂

summerfete January 5, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Lovely colours, I’ve been wanting to make a fluffy bunny with mohair..and the projects go on!!

Pipany January 5, 2011 - 4:45 pm

Such a gorgeous splash of much needed colour. Just lovely x

Lola Nova January 5, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Gorgeous! Just the bit of bright pretty color I needed. It’s cold and wet here and seeing your lovely pictures has made the morning better. Thank you for sharing!

marigold jam January 5, 2011 - 5:39 pm

How absolutely yummy!

Jane

Gina January 5, 2011 - 6:04 pm

I have serious crochet hook envy!!!

amelie January 5, 2011 - 6:52 pm

a gorgeous splash of colour indeed, the flowers are so pretty! and i will check out those groups.
also thank you for your comment haha, yes we have had a gloriously lazy day. but it is alas i think, the lull before the serious (and much needed) spring-cleaning storm.

hugs

millie xxx

Jane January 5, 2011 - 9:43 pm

That is a great explosion of colour there Vivienne, so good to cheer up the rather grey weather we are having at the mo. I didn’t realise you could even buy crochet needles in colours, shows how long ago I ever used one…they were just boring silver then! Have a great week,
Jane x

Bobo Bun January 5, 2011 - 11:41 pm

Fluffy gorgeous corsages Vivienne. My heart went oooh and aaah (if hearts can actually do that) when I saw your hooks. I’ve been after coloured metal ones for an age and have never found a supplier. Could you please let me know where you found them as I think my girls would love crochet much more with bursts of colour like that?

Thanks Vivienne in anticipation.

Lisa x

littlecottonbluebirds January 6, 2011 - 6:37 am

Hello Viv, Yummy colors! Makes it seem like spring has arrived and Easter is around the corner. My crochet hooks are the same a beautiful collage of colors. Thank you for the Rainbow.

Hugs, Dani

do you mind if i knit January 6, 2011 - 9:46 am

Just what the start to my day needed, a gorgeous splash of colour! Love the colours of the mohair, it almost looks edible, like candy floss. Lovely. Love Vanessa xxx

melanie January 6, 2011 - 12:18 pm

What a lovely splash of colour!!! the mohair is gorgeous. I have a set of those coloured hooks too, I love them 🙂 xx

tinajo January 6, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Oooh – it´s cotton candy, love it! 🙂

simone January 6, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Such a lovely colourful and fluffy post. The corsages have a touch of the Monet about them with their softly blurred edges!! The crochet hooks must be a joy to use and so much more inspirational than the regular grey ones. x

Emma Angel January 6, 2011 - 3:59 pm

I love mohair too but I always end up with an itchy nose from the bits that fly off it. Your colours are lovely and yummy.
x

Rubyred January 6, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Such gorgeous fluffiness! I love to knit mohair corsages but I wouldn’t be able to crochet with it as I wouldn’t be able to see what I was hooking! I think I need more practice!
Yours are gorgeous, such pretty colours!
Rachel x

Mia January 6, 2011 - 7:53 pm

I needed this for my day, Viv, thank you for my daily dose of color! I wish more and more that I could crochet, those hooks are too beautiful!

Happy week – and it’s almost weekend already!

Yours,
Mia

handmaidliset January 7, 2011 - 10:30 am

Looks very yummie! Lovely colours!

Victoria January 7, 2011 - 8:52 pm

What a nice blog you have. I have those same colourful crochet hooks – such a joy to use after years with the grey ones! Victoria

amelie January 10, 2011 - 1:24 pm

hello my sweet

just bobbing along to wish you a lovely week and thank you for your nice comment on my blog

warmest hugs xx

millie

Dragonfly January 10, 2011 - 9:24 pm

I’m with Gina on the crochet hook envy! Where did you get them?

annette January 11, 2011 - 3:54 am

Whoops…(blushes) I put that comment under the wrong posting. Some very colorful and beautiful crocheted flowers – excellent contribution to Splash of Colour!

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