As little as two years ago,
I didn't "do" natural colours.
I was a "wear black or grey as your neutral colour" girl, all the way.
Browns didn't rate a mention,
whether we were talking about wall colour, car colour, clothing colour, shoe colour or accessorising.
But something, slowly and insidiously, has been happening.
First we painted the walls of our new extension a beige tone.
It actually looked great
and let us use any colour scheme that we wanted in furnishings.
Then I bought some tortoiseshell hair clips rather than black clips.
Then some brown shoes instead of black shoes.
Then I started on clothing.
After browns, I started wearing natural blues and greens
that I have never dreamed of wearing before.
After more than forty years on this planet,
I find myself still evolving significantly in my tastes.
Given my penchant for all things pastel in my early teens,
this is a good thing.
The thought of swanning around in pale pink and lilac now
induces the "fight or flight response"
and I break out in a cold, cold sweat.
It keeps life interesting, don't you think?
Pattern: Adult ruched yoke tee- AnneLena Mattison
Yarn: Cleckheaton Country Naturals (colourway 1828)
I made this longer and slightly larger than I would for a summer tee
as I wanted a neutral (beige, come on down!), easy fitting tunic for cooler weather layering.
It has a beautiful shape.
The bodice is very loose and I would look at a snugger fit
if I were making this as a summer tee.
I changed the finish to the front opening.
I crocheted around the margins and made a loop and button closure
instead of an icord.