Friday, 29 January 2010

Addicted...

My name is Alex and I am addicted to colour....


How dull would it be if colour did not exist..?
My dad is colour blind and I remember as a youngster sitting and asking him questions about what colours he could see... I think he found it a bit annoying but I was so intrigued... I would hold something up and say what colours this? and he'd say "browny red".. for the umpteenth time....
if I remember rightly he can see yellow and blue everything else is ... Browny red!
Kinda scuppered his idea of being an electrician... lol

Granny a day update
I have managed 2 more granny squares from my 200 blocks book well actually I have done 3 but one was a granny stripe and it was not a square I followed the instructions but it did not come out as shown ... this one is called Willow... a little tricky when your friend has popped around for a creative evening and a natter and you keep loosing track of what you are doing but I got there in the end! ;D


The one below is much simpler and really quite quick to do... this one is called lacy cross...


Now onto possibly my next addiction.... Yarn
but this little lot is Mr P's fault... if he hadn't found an online wool shop called Kemps I would not have been tempted to buy all this....


This is New Wool Anchor Style Bamboolo they only had a few colours left so I had 2 lemon, 3 teal, 3 mint and 4 sage these were 69p...


I bought some wool from eBay about 4 months ago that had no label so I couldn't track it down again... I crocheted a scarf (in the picture below) for myself and I love the feel and the gradual colour change and I think I have managed to get some more... it looks very similar so I hope it will work up the same...
its New Wool, Hug, at 99p


I do like Rowan wool but it far too pricey for me to make anything large with...
they had some Rowan Luxury Cotton D.K. for 99p a ball...
I order the lilac and a pinky colour but they didn't have it in stock (already sold it and hadn't taken it off the net shop) so they phoned and asked if I would take white instead... and with my niece expecting her first baby I am sure I make use of the white..


I also bought some rowan bamboo soft for 89p a ball


and I went a little colour crazy with the Paton's - Anchor style Magicline at 59p a ball...


Whats a girl suppose to do when its that kinda price?

well shop of course! lol

Very foolishly I signed up for a newsletter from them... oh dear!
before this delivery arrived I popped back and bought some Rowan bamboo tape... I have no idea how it will crochet up but the colours were beautiful...

see its colour again...

I am addicted to pleasing my senses... I love beautiful colours, I love beautiful music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, I love all sorts of aromas... and every now and again (when I am not cooking) I taste something amazingly fantastic too! the sense of touch is a little more tricky to feed... I love the cuddles I get from my beautiful baby boy... and when Mr P isn't too wrapped up in work and life I love it when he holds my hand or gives me an impromptu cuddle... Jamie I would love to cuddle but she's at that "get off..fffff..f.ff" age where physical contact is for babies! but one day my little girl will be less hormonal... ;D

well I have absolutely no idea what I set out to write... and as normal I have drifted somewhere I had not intended to go.. but I am pretty sure that's life

Well I had better go Mr P has returned and he and Jamie are off to play squash at 6pm so I will have an evening of crochet and planning...

Tomorrow morning I am off to pick up my Bureau, a plate rack, a Lloyd loom chair, 3 framed pictures (including 2 by Honor C Appleton) , coat hook shelf, 1968 deans new leisure book for children and a light green Spode gravy boat.... but that's another story for another day! lol

take care
have a fab weekend
Alex
x


15 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Alex
Wow - you have been yarn buying! My kinda gal. Your crochet is looking great, I'm so envious!
Have a good weekend.
x

Joanne said...

Sorry to of put you of your stitch the other night lol.
Wow i'll be around to your wool shop now as you have loads more than me. Jealous I hear you say, oh yes totally. Enjoy girly.
I love this post it's just totally you.

Joanne x

Taz said...

I was just saying to my pal yesterday I needed more wool so thanks for the link ;)

And we don't still have snow, this is a whole new lot! Spring comes a lot later up here :(

Menopausal musing said...

Serious wool envy going on here.... know what you mean about feeding the senses. Cant wait to see all your other new purchases. Have the most lovely evening planning and being creative.

Josie said...

The scarf looks great, I'm not a wool person but the colours are lovely, especially the paton's Anchor style Magicline!
Josie x

Shabby Chick said...

You have some lovely colours there! Makes me glad I can't knit or crochet or I'd be straight online to order!!! I think I'm a colour addict too :)

Mel xxx

PS I have one cuddly child and one who never was so I think they can potentially be hormonal from birth ;)

Snippety Gibbet said...

I love the idea of "a granny a day." That sounds do-able. I wanted to do a 365 thing this year, but couldn't figure out what to do.

Jenn said...

Love the scarf!
And love the yarn!
I have like a skein and a half of anchor magicline...very hard to get hold of here but really pretty.
And crocheting with tape is an unknown. I've had some that was absolutely fabulous and another that split and drove me nuts. Love how it knits up too though.
No fair that you found Rowan so cheap!!! I will be hunting down some of the denim in a couple of weeks...must make a pair of 'blu' pants for Erik...and will try to get new pics of him up over the weekend, actually caught him smiling on camera :)

Kelly said...

great to hear your wool arrived, what a haul too!
tulips have to just about be my favourite flowers

pinkfairygran said...

I discovered Kemps a year ago, and have wished many a time I hadn't.... but isn't it fab getting a large bag of colour?

pinkfairygran said...

Just to say I am having a knitting-themed giveaway over on the Three R's blog, to celebrate my 100th post, for anyone and everyone interested. Pop along if so....

saraeden said...

Wow you have been busy with the wool buying !

Thanks for visiting my place and the moo cards are like tiny business cards you can put your own photos on the front and your own words on the back .. if that makes sense !
They are very cute too :)

Sara x

Curlew Country said...

I can't imagine being colour blind, what a trial! Such a shame to miss out on all the glorious colours around us.

What pretty crochet; I have crochet blindness! Can't grasp it at all.

Have a lovely weekend.
Stephx

Andrea said...

Gosh, you have been a busy bee with buying up all that wool!!! I LOVE the scarf, clever u!! Cant wait to hear more about your other goodies that you are off to collect?!! xx

MarieAnge said...

OoOOoOoOOoo eye candy! :)

I love bright colors and variegated yarns are my favorite. You don't need to know how to do stranded knitting or switch colors while crocheting, the yarn does it all for you!! Glad you found such a great place to get such lovely yarn :)