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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gorgeous green...





When I got back from dog walking this weekend 
( just in time as you can see from the colour of the sky ! ) 
it suddenly hit me how beautifully green everything has got.
I think that having had so much time under big sploshy puddles of water and with this then being followed by even larger amounts of squelchy mud it struck me that maybe,
 just maybe we have turned a corner.


And I think all this time I must have been subconsciously longing for this moment because look at the colour of the wool that jumped out and made me buy it last week...


So, to make sure my colour levels were topped up to the full I decided a quick dip
 into Pinterest was needed.
And wow ... I am definitely now full to the brim of glorious green.

Spring Green Shawl

From cosy spring cowls, to all the ribbons and trimmings you could dream of.....

...to the sweetest little Easter egg cosies.


And who can resist natures ultimate colour combination of spring green and white ?


Tulipa 'Spring GreenSpring Outdoor WreathSpring Green.

I'd love this in the hallway.     Vase WOOD Key Hooks Organizer  Spring Green by OldNewAgain on Etsy, $32.00


These two pictures actually make my heart beat a little faster ..
just heavenly.


Spring Green, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England  photo via agrarian

Maybe a couple of months yet before we reach this stage but doesn't it make 
your spirit lift that this is around the corner ?

Spring Green Scenery spring http://www.mkspecials.com/  http://www.kickscenter.com

And whilst everything is shooting up outside there's just something about it that makes you
 want to sweep out the cobwebs from inside and breathe a breath of fresh air into everything.


VIBEKE DESIGN

kitchen tableSpring Green Farmhouse Chair...  painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antibes Green with a clear wax finish.

..... gorgeous ....

And what of the green wool...
... that will be for Prairie Shawl number 2 which is currently on the needles.

I cannot say enough how much easier this pattern has been second time round
 - quite unbelievably so - 
and mostly because, 
being the complete numpty that I am, 
I didn't read the pattern properly first time round and completely overlooked
 the fact that I should have been using stitch markers ... doh !
There is no more endless counting of stitches needed,
and the row of 246 stitches is now broken down into much more manageable bunches of 16.
Yay to stitch markers .... and they're such cute ones as well being tiny little balls of yarn.




Last picture .. and I'm not sure if this is a tad too far....

Spring green nail polish

.... scrummy !




34 comments:

  1. Im "Green" with envy! That yarn is gorgeous!

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    1. Its really lovely to work with too. Thanks for dropping by Helen,
      K x

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  2. Gorgeous greens!!! Love the new green yarn and those markers are so sweet. have a lovely week Kate. S xo

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  3. So I guess that green is now your new grey?

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    1. Yes, I think you're right Mitzi !
      K x

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  4. What a joyful post. The colour I'm really attracted to at the moment is buttery yellow... I cannot feast enough upon it, but after reading your post I might have the delights of green beckoning too :-)
    Tracey xx

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    1. Yellow is just like pure sunshine isn't it ? I knwo exactly what you mean about not being able to get enough of a colour.
      Have a good week,
      Kx

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  5. So does this mean that grey is behind you for the timebeing then Kate! Love the new yarn colour, just right for spring. Your stitch markers are so cute too!! xx

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  6. What a lovely post Kate, glad you're getting into the green - I like to wear green. Adorable stitch markers, I have some very boring ones so now I think I have stitch marker envy! :o) Prairie shawl number 2 is looking good. Have a lovely week.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane, do you know I had no idea of the world of stitch markers, who knew how many there were to chose from ?
      have a good week,
      K x

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    2. I had a look on Amazon and it seems they come in all shapes and sizes, erm ... cows among them would you believe? Haha, made my day! Jx
      PS thank you for your lovely comments on the ripple blanket

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  7. Helloooo lovely and THANK YOU for this gorgeous eye candy filled post, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved everything about it. There was a time when everything in my life had to be green, in fact it was a time when I was really grounded, did a great deal of yoga and earthly things and it was so refreshing seeing so much beautiful green inspiration here today. I can't wait, oh how very exciting and the good news it is not long now, we are slowly approaching it and I hope we can repeat last years summer, now wouldn't that be wonderful. As for the nails, with the right outfit, YES! I am loving your new shawl, it is very gorgeous indeed, now aren't you a very clever lady!! I do hope that this time there is a little more harmony in the process. Sending you much love xoxo

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    1. Hello Hannapat
      There is just something about green isn't there ? I think its known to be calming isn't it, which would follow with the things you were saying.
      Yes, bring on that repeat of last years summer.
      Hope you're keeping well and reaching all your goals,
      Hugs, K x

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  8. What a wonderful green post Kate! Loving all the fresh green scenery, and the yummy green yarn, and those photos with the gorgeous green chippy furniture made me want to get painting - I wonder is that Antibes green? Did you paint them? I am rather envious!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hello Gill,
      The green countryside pictures just make you want to dive in don't they ? No, I didn't paint them I'm afraid, as much as I would have liked to - I think the paint was detailed as Annie Sloane ?
      Thank you for dropping by,
      K x

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  9. Beautiful Kate, I do so love that fresh early season green, and if there are just a few touches of frothy white to lift it - perfect. The pictures are fantastic, I just adore the great outdoors once spring is here.

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    1. Me too CJ, and I think you're right that the white just gives all the Spring greens a lift. Have a good day,
      K x

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  10. Umm, I agree, it's been looking very lush and green around here too. A sure sign that spring is on it's way! Yippee! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my post too :)

    S x

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    1. Yes Sandra, Yippee indeed ! And thank you again for the Colour Collaborative post today, I have got so much from reading them all.
      Thanks for dropping by,
      K x

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  11. Hi Kate lovely post as always - I'm loving the green yarn and think it could add a bit of spring sparkle to my current project. Hope you have a lovely week x

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  12. Such pretty greens ... and those egg cosies are too cute. Did you knit them? Can you direct me to the pattern Kate?

    I'm already looking forward to the big shawl ta-dah :)

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    1. Hi Annie, the egg cosies are so cute aren't they ? The nearest pattern is one on Ravelry... Spring egg cosies ,by Anke Klempner but with little poms poms added - have you seen you can make mini pom poms using a fork ? How clever !
      And Annie, you were so right about the Juju Loops book , I am loving it, and really enjoying knitting again. I was so pleased with the first shawl I made in grey, I immediately had to start number 2 !
      Have a good weekend,
      Kx

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    2. HI Annie - quick update - just writing up the a pattern for the little egg cosies, will post in the next couple of days .x

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  13. Well hellooooo
    I have just found you through the lovely Chrissie crafts blog, and so glad i did, I love the way you have styled your images around a colour!
    I also like finding a new blog that grabs my interest will make a coffee and read some of your other posts
    Bestest weekend wishes to you
    Daisy j

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    1. Hello daisy
      Welcome to Just Pootling - I'm so glad you found me ! Enjoy your little peek through my Blog.
      See you again soon,
      Have a lovely weekend,
      K x

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  14. Loving all your gorgeous greens today Kate! Your pictures are a lovely selection, with all those lush spring greens to enjoy. I love your new shawl, it is going to be beautiful!
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen.
      Have a good weekend,
      K x

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  15. Green is soooo my favourite colour ... your lovely post is positively a feast for the eye (my eyes are green btw) xx Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat, glad you enjoyed my post. Have a good Sunday,
      kx

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  16. I have enjoyed pootling through your blog over the last couple of days. Your crochet is just lovely

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    1. Thank you Blosson, glad you dropped by,
      K x

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