Following my last colour-themed post, when I noticed more yarn/flower colour matching happening in the garden, of course I had to play again. This time it's all about the pink. First up.. The yarn is BFL Sock in Alpine (for Kathy's Knits in Edinburgh) - it's named for the bright pinks of many alpines, e.g. saxifrage, pincushion flowers, and... That being said I have none in flower right now (just given the saxifrage a hair cut), so here it is along with sweet peas:    Hydrangea (this one belonged to my Grandma and is older than me):    And begonia in a hanging basket (hence the awkward angle):    Moving on, here's a super-pretty pink rose - Rosa Surrey; a ground covering rose that flowers abundantly from mid/late July onwards. I like it because it looks wild and naturalistic compared to some of the more showy roses.     I took this two nights ago - just a quick snap for future reference. It's BFL Sock (again for Kathy's Knits) in Buddleja, Plum, and Damson.    Ok, I mentioned fuchsia, so here's some Proper pink for you... This is Bowland DK in Fuchsia, with... fuchsias. The little one is a frost-hardy one. I suspect the other two are not. My favourite is the light pink one; how about you?     This yarn is also off to Kathy's Knits...       I got a bit creative with grabbing things from around the garden. I'm knitting with Askham 4ply in Blossom and again had noticed that it'd make a gorgeous palette. The honeysuckle was the last one - it co-strangles a philadelphus along with three other stranglers so it doesn't produce a lot.         And finally here's the thing I'm knitting, for a pretty late #WIPWednesday     It's Quadratic, with monochrome stripes. Oh yes.    And here endeth the pink post.


  • ECY - Admin

    Thankyou, that’s really kind! I hope we can do you justice at Yarndale! The pressure is on – I’m super-excited for it though!

    Victoria on

  • This is a gorgeous feast for the eyes – thank you so much. It’s going to make waiting until Yarndale (when I can see, touch and buy your beautiful yarns) that much harder….

    chrissieknits on

  • Totally love those dark pinks!

    nobutterfly on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published