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February 01, 2014


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i simply love your colour picking skills! i find it quite difficult, but practice makes (almost) perfect, nothing more satisfying than picking & combining pretty colours and loving them!


A blogging friend, Rainbow Hare Quilts, pointed me in your direction as I had commented on her blanket that she is making and what a wonderful blog you have. The photo's of your home and all that colour and pretty things hanging up is delightful, I could live in your home :o)
I am going to attempt to make the granny blanket, though as I only have purple wool in my cupboard I will have to go and see about getting some other colours.

meggie torrisi

Hi Lucy, I love the bright colours you use. I've been reading your blog for a while now and if you were to use different colours, I don't think it would suit you. However, in saying that, I think you should make something using the brown, grey and apricot as mixed in your above photo, just so you can see for yourself what it looks like. Who knows, you may be surprised and like it. Meggie


Oh LuuuUUUcy! Those textile pieces!! I have never seen them in your archives before (only discovered your blog in 2009). They are absolutely stunningly beautiful. When did you last make one? Have you sort of moved away from that creative phase at the moment? They made me very happy to look at anyway :)


I love the girly selection you've put together and am trying to replicate it for my next crochet blanket but am having to guess the colours. I think Stylecraft is an excellent yarn and it's very affordable for large projects. Thanks for the tip about the reduced price :)


Hi Lucy sooooooo pleased that Yarndale will happen again. It was so lovely to meet you last year. Lucy do you have a crocheted hot water bottle pattern in your archive ? I feel sure that I have seen one on your blog.
Love Megx


I read your post on colour combinations and immediately ordered two packs of the Attic 24 combination. My home is decorated in muted tones. I am interested to see how a pop of "Lucy colours" will look.


I like all of your colour choices - I love Stylecraft Special DK I am new to the world of yarn and so far have only used acrylic - Stylecraft if soft and gorgeous.

Sue Harding

I simply can't afford Debbie Bliss yarns. I'm glad you've been experimenting with Stylecraft - much more economical! A lot of people shy away from acrylic yarns but I've never had a problem with them - in fact, 100% wool yarns are more of a nightmare for me.

Well done, Lucy. for embracing 'neutrals' too - there are some gorgeous smoky, earthy shades out there, evocative of natural landscapes! You could combine your love of rural scenes with softly muted colours.....I wonder what you'd dream up?


Thank you!!!! Thank you thank you and a big fat thaaaaaank you!!!! I discovered your blog a little more than a year ago and it inspires me so much!!! I am only a crochet beginner, I started a bit sooner than I discovered the Attic, but I want to tackle every single project I see here.... yeah right!!! as I have the skill (roll eyes...) but little by little and step by step I find myself trying differents things, each more challenging and more rewarding.... and you have been with me, through your blog, during the whole process. So thank you for making me fall in love with crochet.
PS. I have already bought the Attic yarn pack and some more... LOL!!! I said its my Valentines present.


Good morning, flower.

Quite spooky really but I've just started a Pinterest board dedicated to colour combinations that would normally be outside my comfort zone. After a rummage through my yarn stash I realised there was a surfeit of spring colours and very little else. Ironically, of all your pics, one of my favourites is the bowl of blues and greens.

I recently bought a tea towel from Waitrose based purely on how excited I was by the colour combination.

I am an unashamed Debbie Bliss fan (though the discontinued colours thing drives me wild). My Stylecraft Special experience to date just hasn't floated my boat, perhaps I should give it another try? I think I prefer their darker colours - I just find some their pastel shades a bit too icky.

Aaah, I could sit and chat about yarn and colours into the wee small hours …

Heather xx


I am french (excuse me, my english is not very good...). I wanted to thank you very much for giving us this pattern and the colour pack. I usually knit rather than hook, but this blanket is so wonderful... I was very deceived when looking for the cashmerino yarn and realized that your colours did not exist any more... I am not creative enough to imagine such a beautiful range of colours. I keep a not very pleasant thought about my japanese scarf with 9 colours (different pink, red, orange, purple...) it has been awful to organize the flowers... So I just ordered the "Lucy pack "a few minutes ago. THANKS THANKS THANKS !!!


I don't have a terribly good eye for colour, unlike yourself.

I use my phone to photograph colour combinations I see whilst going about my daily activities. I then match them up for various projects.

I recently used a sweet packet as a basis for one of your wreaths.

Miss Green

Hi Lucy,

I always enjoy your blog: the colours, the enthusiasm, the creativity, the positivity! It never fails to bring sunshine on a rainy day!

I loved Yarndale and look forward to Yarndale 2. How do I go about getting a stall there? I would love to join the party.

Miss Green


What à lovely colours!

Roberta Bortoluzzi

Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.

Fuego Azul

I love you're color-play! I love the different combinations you tried; very inspiring! :)


Just loved this post Lucy! Words, pictures and colour, colour, colour! Loved it all! Thank you for the boost. :-)


Great to see that you are disclosing what is sponsored in your post!

I hope you enjoy your colour experiments.


I really like the warm 'girly' hues, I think on some of the days we've just had in Jan they'd be a perfect pick me up :-)


How lovely to see you playing with colour and mixing your little bowls of yarn. But mostly what I would like to say today is WOW! Your textile art is beautiful. I'd never seen it before, it's wonderful. I'm so pleased to have seen it. Your love of the sea is very clear from your work.


I like all your combos but sorry to say not the peachy one, the rest are so calming and that one just doesn't look like a colour from nature but we are all different aren't we. I have just finished a blanket with a man colour palette and posted today. Thanks for the colour splash. Jo x


Personally, I love the fast-pick one too (heck - I love them all!) - that fast picked one is a nice "muted attic24" - puts me in mind of all the gorgeous Yorkshire winter photos you have on the blog, so if you need a name for this collection, maybe the "Winter Blog Collection". I would pick that collection out for use (and himself says: "Tell Lucy my Mum'll probably want me to make her a new shawl from that lovely grey collection" - and he's only just coming new to crocheting now).

Jo Navin

I just wanted to say that my issue of Simply crochet magazine arrived nice and early today and your article was so great! Full of warmth, colour and inspiration (so no surprises there :-)) The first thing I ever crocheted was a heart too- I strung them together and made a garland, packaged it in pretty tissue paper and sent it off with bucket loads of love to my daughter at university for a valentine's treat. She was delighted. Your little heart " popsicle" is a lovely idea that I'll definitely be making and the floral heart is perfect too. The way you constructed the base is clever and very versatile, I won't be able to resist making one (or two or three....) Now I'm going to settle down to read your new blog post about colour, thank you for always brightening my day! Love Jo xx.

Angela-Southern USA

What fun you've had! Playing in a rainbow of wool. Yes, very surprised to see greys and browns, from you .lol(before you know it you'll be using white!) ;D I love the 'cool side' bowl, really speaks to me. Happy play!

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