Thursday, 14 June 2012

Colour Love


At last, at last the rainbow circle cushion is FINISHED!  To tell you the truth, I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but I've had a very poorly little girl to look after and didn't get a chance to photograph it until now.

What do you think?

It's the zingy-est, brightest, most eye popping cushion in the house!  I found the pattern to be really fast to work up and easy to follow (you can find it in that ever fabulous book ~ Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench) and the wool was generally delightful to work with (despite the fact it split a little here and there).  The wool was Amy Butler Organic Cotton DK and I'd absolutely use it again simply because the colours available are so gloriously happy ones!

So with a crochet project complete and a little girl at home ill,  I decided to have a look through my stash of WIP's to give me something to do whilst she slept and lay on the sofa recovering (I hasten to add, she is much better now - thank goodness!).  I discovered my Granny Stripe blanket hidden away under a chair (things get sequestered all over the place in this house) and I suddenly had an urge to be doing rhythmical stripes again. Stripes, be they granny, straight or ripple have a very soothing effect on me; I find it most therapeutic to curl up on the sofa with a bag of rainbow coloured yarn and lose myself if the repetitive motion of going backwards and forwards.

Anyway, it's coming along pretty nicely!  I've decided to be very random with this blanket which is destined for my daughter and am choosing colours as I go.  I wonder what you think of it so far?

I wasn't too sure about the darker shades at first, but I think they're growing on me.  If you like this pattern and would like to give it a go, you can find it over on Attic 24's blog here.

What projects are you currently on with?  Share them with me here!

Sending love



  1. I love the colours of the cushion and blanket, so bright and cheery!
    I have a million projects on the go, as always! But today I've been working on this little crochet bunny for my niece's birthday: It's so cute :)
    Helen x

  2. I love love the rainbow cushions and the red toes from the tennies peeking out. Made me smile!! :)

  3. Hi Julia! I love the rainbow colors of your pillow! And the granny stripe blanket is just as lovely. I am happy your sweet girl is feeling better!

    I am working on a sweet little patchwork quilt, and have blogged all about it! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. love the colors ! so pretty !

  5. LOVE the colors on both projects!!! I love repetitive crochet or knitting. I'm knitting a ripple blanket and its super easy to do while watching TV

  6. Love your projects and the granny stripe looks fab. I am currently working on a stitching project but also a japanese flower bedspread. x

  7. Hi I made a cushion very similar to yours a few months ago, it turned out really well
    Yours is great, love your blog

  8. Just lovely, both cushion and blankets. my projects are small and easy to carry along so i can be as much outside in pretty good icelandic summer weather.

  9. Pati from London18 June 2012 at 10:49

    I love the colour combo in your blanket Julia. Love all your work. x Pati

  10. I love those happy colours of your stripes! They're very much like your paintings, joyful and beautiful. I'm currently working on a cardigan which you can either see on my blog or on Ravelry. :)
    Jess xx

  11. Hello Julia - I've just stumbled on your blog through a link on pinterest. I am completely in love. Lots of creative inspiration here and by-the-way I love the dark colors in the stripey blanket! I live across the pond, about 30 minutes from the ocean in the state of Maine - so we also share a love of the ocean. Thanks for sharing and I have signed up for your newsletter. Have a lovely day.

  12. Hi Julia! Oh, I love your creative colorful world here! Pretty! Pretty!

  13. This little cushion has a high degree of 'hug-ability' - every home should have at least one !

  14. These colors are fabulous - both the cushion and the blanket. Makes me want to start my own granny now!

  15. I really impressed to this colorful Arts. Thanks for share this.


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