Well thank you everyone for your input regarding my Ravilious blanket. There were some really interesting comments and they are much appreciated. I know a ripple would look wonderful and echo those waves of hills in the paintings but I just don't enjoy rippling. I already have a blue ripple (scroll down the page) which has long since been abandoned. I have this on the go too. It's lovely yarn, beautiful colours but I'm finding it rather boring work. Long rows of one colour are not for me I have discovered.
I like granny squares. No long foundation chain, quick to finish, plenty of colour changes. Even if you make a granny in one colour only, they are so quick to complete it won't be long before you can pick up another colour.
So that's what it'll be - granny squares, maybe one colour squares, maybe not. Thinking, thinking.
Compare the Quince Tree today with the photo I took a year ago. This time next month we may have blossom.
I have had a wonderful day today. Charlie has had the day off and the weather has been gorgeous.
Today I have enjoyed.
1) Maria Dahlgren. Fabulous Swedish designer.
Royal wedding tea towel. I'm pretty indifferent to the royal family but I had to have this. It's such a clever design. I love they way the words 'I do' are picked out of the words 'In London'. I like the initials carved on the tree too.
Set of five postcards from Ikea. Bargain eh? The frames were from Ikea too.
3) Lunch at a pub with Charlie. We sat outside in the sun.
I forgot to take a picture of my onion and goat cheese tarte tatin, with rocket salad.
But this was my pudding.
Vanilla crème brulée with rhubarb sorbet. Exquisite.
Some of this too.
4) My new picture.