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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Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

Apparently Aragon has locked down travel today. Seems we made the correct decision in getting back to France quickly. Yesterday was tough but we seem to be moving on again without resting. The Aire was not very lovely and the noise incessant. Half Term effect is in full throttle. As well as children being alarming,… Continue reading October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

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