I wanted to show you our wonderful local beach at Druridge Bay looking totally magnificent yesterday. Isn’t it glorious? We are so lucky to have this on our doorstop, the perfect place for dog walking and outdoor escapes.


The whole Northumberland coast is fabulous in any season but these blue days are rather special.


I always think that early spring really belongs to the yellows, purples and blues. A simple bunch of daffodils is hardly an indulgence for the pleasure they give at so little cost. These miniature iris are perfectly delightful too and always surprise me by coming up every year.

My current crochet project plays with these colours and I’m loving it! The different shades react together in often unexpected ways, fabulous. I’m also experimenting with join-as-you-go with these little squares which are like little colourful tiles as they fit together.

No wonder that the new Stylecraft Special order which I was unpacking this afternoon, excuse me while I pause for a small squeal, includes citron, violet, parma violet and fuchsia, all fabulous seasonal shades. I try to add to the colour range each time I restock so that we have a really good range of shades for our retreat guests.


What could you make with these? Spring flowers maybe?

Our Teeny Tiny shop is really just that, with good stocks of Stylecraft special and Classique cotton available for our guests. You can pick them out, try colours together and ask everyone for opinions and advice. Anything else required and you should head off to your local yarn shop as I would. There are several really good ones in the area.

Well here it is all finished, squished to the rafters with yarny heavenliness for our busy upcoming crochet retreats this weekend.

Now we have to start planning menus and baking cakes!

See you soon,


Colours of the season.
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7 thoughts on “Colours of the season.

  • February 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Druridge Bay photo would be great inspiration for a blanket with those coast colours.
    I also love those violets, pinks, fuschias etc

    • February 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Yes! I agree and it’s in my mind somewhere to make one. Thanks for commenting. I’m very new to this!

    • February 24, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      ooh I’ve seen a ripple blanket with just those very colours. It’s not the “Lucy” one but similar softer hues.

  • February 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    ooh a lovely colourful post. We are so lucky to live here.

    • February 22, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Thank you. We surely are.

  • February 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I love the little flowers! So clever.

    • February 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Shawn, they are really easy. I’ve got plans for them!


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