Sunday, May 23, 2010

Color and Cravings


Good Monday morning to you! I hope your weekend was spectacular. Mine was once again jam packed with lot's of fun stuff. But now it's Monday and time for me to unwind a little. I do so love Mondays! It's nice to be able to ease into the week with a carefree laid back day. I try not to plan anything on a Monday, including appointments etc. I just sit back and let it happen.
Over the weekend the yummy yarn that I ordered arrived. Wonderful Peruvian wool and it is incredibly soft and great fun to work with. I went straight to work and wound it all up into nicely shaped balls...with a little help from my cat of course!
What could I possibly be making with all that brightly colored yarn you might ask?
This....... my newest crochet project. I have always wanted to make a ripple blanket and when I saw the lovely pattern on Lucy's blog I had to give it a bash! I am really loving how bright and beautiful it is starting to look. What a colorful cheery blanket to chase the winter blues away. If I keep plodding away at it I am pretty sure that I will have it done before next winter shows it's face. Of course I am still plodding away too with my lovely granny squares. I keep making them and piling them into my crochet bag. Maybe, just maybe I will have two scrumptious blankets to sit under... bliss. I find as I am getting older that I crave color more. I always used to like more subdued pastel shades in everything from clothing to home decor. Now it is the bolder the better. Strange isn't it how sometimes your tastes change.

Well color and cravings were my title of this post today and here is what I have been craving..._
... Apricots! Isn't that a strange thing to have a craving for! Believe it or not I even passed up chocolate and ate apricots instead. Unbelievable I know! I will probably eat them until I have had my fill and then I won't want them anymore. We humans are a strange bunch, don't you think? Or is it just me? So how about you... what strange edible thing are you craving lately?

Enjoy your Monday!

11 comments:

driftwood said...

oh your colourful crochet looks almost good enough to eat! I've been munching on nectarines all weekend, really messy juicy ones xxx

Sue said...

I was just commenting to someone that I used to always dress in browns, gray and black and now that I'm getting older, I love color. I love color combinations I wold never have put together.

I've been craving fresh fruit of all sorts lately. Today I have some huge strawberries and some lovely blueberries for breakfast.

Linda Gilbert said...

Apricots are one of my most favourite fruits --- I love figs too OH! and I love your fruity colourful ripple!
Thanks too for popping over to my blue blog post!!! I love to see you there
Kindest Regards Linda

Linda Gilbert said...

Apricots are one of my most favourite fruits --- I love figs too OH! and I love your fruity colourful ripple!
Thanks too for popping over to my blue blog post!!! I love to see you there
Kindest Regards Linda

annemarie said...

Your ripple is so pretty - colors are so yummy. Talk about yummy, strawberries are my current craving - just cannot get enough of them. I have never made a full size ripple - just baby size - but your is tempting me!

Bethany Hissong said...

Now I'm craving apricots too! Those look yummy! Your ripple blanket is going to be so pretty!!! I love the colors you chose. That yarn is gorgeous. I think there are just too many colors in the world, to not enjoy as many of them as possible! Have you ever seen the show "Sarah's House" on HGTV? She loves using color and a different one in each room... beautiful!

Jenny said...

So much gorgeous loveliness here at the moment Kathy!

iSew said...

The blanket looks great! I love the bright colors. I've thought about making a granny square blanket for our house but who knows if I'll ever get around to it. Perhaps you'll inspire me. :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, I love your ripple blanket. I am a fan of Lucy's blog too, even though I can't crochet! I love her descriptions of the area where she lives - and I know well - and I love her enthusiasm for life! Keep crocheting... I am loving what you are making.

hetty said...

Love your ripple afghan! Great colours. I have made several of those. They are so addictive. I have no cravings at the moment. It is so hot here that I can't think of eating anything.

jojo-caramel said...

I love your newest crochet project!!!! and i love apricots :-P Have a good weekend my friend! Hugs