Colours of Autumn at Gorgeous Yarns

Here at Gorgeous Yarns I’m enjoying the slow change of the seasons and the colours of autumn; the cooler days, the mist over the river at Devoran creek, piles of autumn leaves in the garden, the last of the blackberries in the garden, and pumpkins for sale beside the road. Look at this beauty I bought yesterday….spiced pumpkin soup this weekend I think, and this is my go to recipe.


I’m also hoping to have time this weekend to make some jam from the berries we grow in the garden, and the sight of the jewel colour jars of jam cooling on the window ledge makes my heart sing! We must pick the apples too, apple pie on Sunday is a must. I also like making chutney with apples, and this makes a nice handmade gift for the chaps in my life at Christmas. If I make it soon, it will have time to mature ready to eat with cold cuts on Boxing day.

I’ve been thinking about colour trends for autumn/winter too, and have put together this “colours of autumn” palette of Gorgeous Yarns to inspire you….


What could you make? A lovely soft shawl to cosy round your shoulders, warm socks to wear with boots on a walk to enjoy those colours of autumn, a hat and scarf for someone special, or perhaps a gorgeous sweater, knitted or crocheted with a colour from the palette. Why not treat yourself to a skein or two….

I’m starting a crochet jumper using the Sara pattern by Rhian Drinkwater from Inside Crochet, issue 82 and I have decided to use a range of colours of autumn, from warm soft brown, through sage and caramel to cream, in an ombre, graded change if I can manage it. What do you think of the colours? I’m hoping it will be finished by Christmas, and am trying to restrict how many projects I have on the go at any one time. (See previous blogs for confessions of WIPs!)


I had a great weekend at Kelly House Woolly Weekend, and met lots of lovely creative people. Hello again if I met you…. The event was well attended and raised money for the Children’s hospice South west. Gorgeous Yarns will be at StitchFest SW in Totnes with Perran Yarns on 5/6.11.16, so come along and see some lovely yarn dyers, spinners, makers and more…. workshops, talks and demos. Hope to see you there.

Bye for now,


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