A Growing Thrill

My visual thrills this week have been provided by the field of barley next to the Windswept Acre. Each morning when I take the dogs out, I stand with my rapidly cooling coffee and just gaze at the field. The barley is right at that stunning green-gold phase and it simply glows in the morning sun. When the barley ripples in the  breeze, the whole field just shimmers green and gold. On Monday morning I thought to myself “If I could encapsulate that in a yarn, I would make a lovely sweater of it.” Then I saw Natalie’s photographs of this week’s yarn… and one of them totally captured the feeling I have been experiencing, if not the actual shades.

1896 tricot
Crannog in Tricot (1896) from The Yarn Yard

I’m in yarn lust.

Is that not a thrilling yarn?

Actually, most of Natalie’s yarns this week are equally thrilling, maybe even more so. The colours are sensational. Look here. (I love Posy and Mistake and Autumn Already… and Squeeze and Wet Garden and…)

They aren’t up in the shop yet… but I am monitoring the situation 🙂

(Would love to illustrate this post with a photograph of the field, but the sun went in as soon as I loaded my camera.)

Recently, at the: Crooked House

A Month in France: Going around again

A Month in France: Going around again

A response to today’s journal prompt from Autumn Cottage Diarist … … Continue readingA Month in France: Going around again

A Streak of Blue

A Streak of Blue

This morning, Nell and I took our first lengthy walk in what feels like forever. It must be almost three months since she last visited her frog pond, which is now simply a patch of mud. It was cloudy this morning and feeling cool, though apparently up to 24 degrees today. A measure of how hot it has been recently when today felt cool and refreshing by comparison. Nell did quite well but I noticedContinue readingA Streak of Blue

Cannot load blog information at this time.