Sunday, 24 November 2013

Utter Madness......



...that I should be distracted with something else...









....but how could I not be when such sparkly yarn just fell into my lap?

Simply delicious.

Perfect to team with a Christmas outfit.

Well......that was my reasoning anyway.








I loved the shade of grey

I loved the simple little sparkle

I loved the shade of pink on the wrapper.....

.......actually, it was the shade of pink with the grey that sold it to me. I just love ballet pink with soft grey. I have a skirt I ADORE in that shade. 







A grey sparkly skinny scarf would just be completely perfect with it.








Here I go again then....i'll meet you on the other side......

XXX

38 comments:

  1. Who wouldn't be distracted with all that sparkly goodness?
    Claire xx
    http://somewhereyonder.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Ohhh, it's shiny, you're right that you couldn't resist it. Hope you have a great day!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  3. Dear Vanessa,

    We are clearly on the same wavelength; it must be that time of year! I've just posted about my latest obssession: sparkly linen, and very, very pretty it is too. Also I'm very partial to grey at the moment. I'm going to check this yarn out since you so obligingly shared a picture of the yarn's name.

    Happy sunday to you,

    Stephanie

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  4. Very pretty ! I don't need any distractions however :) I also like pink and brown x

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  5. Hi Vanessa
    Couldn't agree with you more !
    Love grey, love pink, love sparkles ♥
    Have fun,
    Kate x

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  6. Oooo, of course you stop everything for soft pink and grey with sparkles! Oh my, it is very lovely indeed, and just imagine how much jollier you'll feel while making Christmas gifts with that pretty scarf wrapped around your neck! :-) Chrissie x

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  7. you might be the only person who actually makes me feel better about the amount of self indulgent crochet I do.
    Thank you
    fee x

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  8. yay no beter combination than grey, pink and sparkle, I love that Ella yarn, it's a dream to work with I'm using the pale green to make Mistletoe for my Wintertime wreath, look forward to seeing the finished scarf.
    Clare xx

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  9. With a grey that beautiful you certainly had no choice but to get started with it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. It would be impossible not to be distracted by that lovely grey sparkly yarn! Look forward to seeing the finished scarf soon??
    Jane x

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  11. Looks gorgeous, how could you resist!

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  12. It's going to be such a pretty scarf. I love sparkly yarn too; it always reminds me of a kit I had as a child, where you could "knit" Barbie doll clothes with one of those little spool things. It basically made long tubes of various widths. :) It had black, white and neon pink yarn, all of it sparkly.

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  13. I have a thing for grey too... Grey with sparkles even better!

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  14. No wonder you couldn't resist Vanessa. I love your sparkly yarn and I expect you will positively whiz through this project.
    Have fun
    Jacquie x

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been looking for a sparkly yarn for the past week and nothing I had seen at my local yarn shop was what I was looking for. This yarn is perfect though! I literally gasped in excitement when I saw your post come up on my feed lol:) Thank you!!

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  16. I've just made some sparkly hearts to make an advent garland. Definitely the sparkly yarn season! :) x

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  17. Oh, such a lovely grey yarn and a beautiful scarf it will make! xo Heather

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  18. Love this yarn too, although I've been trying to resist it :)

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  19. Oooh, pretty yarns are always such a temptation! Glad you gave in so we can see what you make. ~Angela~

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  20. I agree with you. Perfect color... Gorgeous combination :)

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  21. Ooh pretty. You are right, something like this must be done, it would be madness not to. Beautiful texture to your pattern, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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  22. Pink and sparkly grey - who wouldn't be tempted by that? I can't wait to see finished scarf. Philippa xx

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  23. Gorgeous yarn, my fave colour and who would say no to a little sparkle. I look forward to seeing it finished. xoxo

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  24. Love the darling grey color!! Such a lovely scarf it will make!! :) Can't wait to see it finished! Have a lovely week! xo Holly

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  25. Beautiful yarn, adore the color, perfect match with the pink skirt.
    Can't wait to see the finished scarf :)
    Karen x

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  26. You are absolutely right, that ballet pink and grey just look so wonderful together! Can't wait to see your finished scarf...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  27. Well you just GO GIRL! Because you are absolutely right. That scarf will be perfect with your darling skirt. I love the color combo too. And that crochet pattern ~ where did you get it? LOVE IT!!!
    HAPPY DAY,
    Danette

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  28. A popular combination here in Holland. Love that yarn!

    I stopped by to share my hot water bottle finish with you. I made it as a gift with a little twist using your tutorial. Hope you will stop over and take a peek.Thanks for the tutorial!

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  29. hello beautiful, loving all your photos, missing you, Becca xxx

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  30. Grey and ballet pink - you are so right! Absolutely beautiful! E x

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  31. Just thought I'd say quickly how much I enjoy your blog, and your photography, and your colour choices especially (that post about the blanket with the orange sent me off into such a tailspin of a love-affair with pink and orange that I'm still lost!). I'm so glad that you decided to continue blogging!

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  32. Utter madness or not....if it makes you happy to both make it then wear it, why question it?! Go with the happy-feeling and shed the guilt!!!
    Pretty please might you share the pattern source? I have a similar need for a skinny scarf in a beautiful sea blue/green aqua colour but haven't been able to find a good enough pattern....this looks perfect and sooo pretty.
    Much love
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    ps your blog goes from strength to strength, such a pleasure to visit xxxxx

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  33. oh how very very pretty...I would be sold too...pretty packaging always gets me in the end. xoxoxo hug

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  34. But it's just perfection. I always shy away from buying yard without a specific purpose in mind for it. I'm thinking I need to get over that?

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  35. Oh, I understand your distraction! So pretty...

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  36. please could you point us in the direction of this pattern? it's just what I am looking for and you have such a good eye for a wearable pattern.
    thanks

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