A colour fix

The skies have been colourless for much of June, and so in the absence of blue skies with fluffy clouds, it has been necessary to get my 'nature fix' elsewhere. The positive to the (unseasonal) wet weather is that the grass is a lush green and the garden is blooming with colour.

Roses

Roses

Despite many different roses of various shades (all planted by the previous rose-loving owners), the colour of the alliums and humble chives is hard to beat...

Alliums


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In fact, they may have been responsible for an impulse purchase from A Stash Addict - a skein of Ooh La La sock yarn, which is becoming a pair of (modified) Hermione's Everyday Socks as part of A Yarn Loving Mama's Summery Sock Kal 2013. It's a cuff-down pattern but I'm just using the (reversed) stitch pattern on my usual vanilla socks. It's quick and fun and creating a lovely texture which I think works well with the bright variegated yarn.

New socks


I love the way the colours are pooling and can't wait to get back to knitting them later - although I also have the first lot of washed fleece drying and some AMAZING new fiber has just arrived in the post and want to get on with some spinning. Too many crafts and not enough time! What are you doing this weekend? I hope you're enjoying it, whatever it is. 

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  1. Your flowers are lovely! You are right they match the sock yarn perfectly. I am working on my granny patches blanket this weekend. Happy Crocheting!
    ((Hugs))
    Eileen

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    1. Thanks Eileen - hope you're having a lovely time :D

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  2. A perfect match! Your flowers are lovely, and like you we have had lots of gloomy weather here in Seattle, but the upside is always green luscious plant life and grass. Still and all, a bit of sun would be nice and it looks like some is coming this weekend. I a still knitting my Ashby shawl--not a summer knit, but will be wonderful once Fall arrives.
    *smiles*

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    1. That's the good thing about this weather too, I suppose, longer to wear handknits! :D

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  3. Beautiful flowers! Flowers are my favorite thing to photograph, though my pictures are not nearly as good as yours!
    x

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    1. You're too kind. All of my photos are taken with my iPhone 5 - one day I might have a decent camera... but I worry that I would lose the spontineity then... or end up carrying a heavy camera EVERYwhere! :D

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  4. Lovely flower photos :) The socks are fab, you're going to have some very happy feet with those!

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    1. Thanks Evelyn. I can't wait to get these done and on my feet - we certainly have sock weather!

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  5. Oooo what fibre have you got, go on you know you want to tell us!

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    1. Something lovely from Hilltop Cloud - I'll show and tell on Tuesday!

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  6. They are going to be very pretty, I'm lucky that I love green, just as well as we're not getting much else with the weather atm are we?

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  7. The colour of chive flowers is one of my favourites too!

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  8. I am impressed when ppl know their flowers. I am so ignorant when it comes to knowing what is what besides the typical. The allums are very neat and I like their vivid purple. Color can be so refreshing and create such a pleasant ambiance.
    Groovy lava lamp sock yarn! They're real fun to look at. The fiber update sounds exciting and wonderful.

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