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.)

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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