On-line exhibition day eight
Sahara: Part of the fun of designing this jacket was collecting all the wonderful vibrant yarns. I have used lots of different hand-dyed sock yarns and 4 ply wool. The jacket has nice shaping both front and back and a good size collar to pull up on a windy day. It looks great with jeans. If the colours are too bright for you try knitting it in neutrals and browns with maybe a splash of coral here and there? I walked early this morning, the sun has ignored the BBC weather forecast and decided to shine anyway – I love a rebel. Despite the early hour, the swallows were swooping and diving and came so low I could see their terracotta bibs – oh so dashing; High above them the buzzards float on a thermal and look totally menacing, although I doubt they’d ever catch a swallow. And just through the wood I came across three deer peacefully grazing (until I arrived with the dogs).
And all the time the village nestles in the valley and sleeps, and the crops grow, and the wild animals graze – on the crops? Okay, forget it, not so idyllic. A strange sight met me in the park, goose eggs randomly distributed amongst the grass, a fox stealing the eggs? No, the eggs aren’t broken. This puzzled me so much I had to track down the game keeper – knowledgeable on all country matters. And the explanation? Young geese who haven’t figured out yet that they should build a nest and lay the eggs in said nest. A lesson for teenagers perhaps?
Follow tomorrow for another design………………………..