And so I was wandering around our old village with the Toddler Twinnage, in the warm almost-spring sunshine. (There is a crochet point to this post, honest. I’m working up to it.) We noticed many things: the ancient thatched walls…
…and the early spring flowers, pretty much all of which are either yellow or purple, a combination that maintains my belief in nature as genius designer. I mean, look at the colour wheel: yellow is pretty much opposite purple, so we’re onto a winner in terms of complementary shades:-
We chatted to our favourite horses and sheep. (I only talk to the sheep in the hope that they’ll give me some of their wool.) The Toddler Twinnage figured out 16 different ways to prod me with the muddy sticks that they found beside the path: clearly, they’re researching the definitive textbook on the matter. I suppose they should be commended for the thoroughness of their research.
But mostly, I was thinking crochet. Remember the swatches I showed you the other day as I figured out the best ways to portray roof tiles and walls for my new project? Well today, I’m pondering windows. So I was looking at the windows of every house we passed. We’re fortunate here in having a delightful mix of homes all jumbled up together, from ancient cruck-framed thatched cottages to smart Victorian bay-fronted homes, not to mention the wonky brewery in which I live. It seems to me that I should crochet the windows with grey for the glass and white frames. That would look convincing, don’t you think? Time to order more yarn. 🙂
(Or maybe I should crochet a night-time house with all the lights on, its windows each giving a glimpse of the goldfish-bowl world inside, but that’s probably beyond my crochet ability right now.)
Anyway, the roof and the walls and the windows are planned. Now I’m off out to stare at everyone’s chimneys. 🙂 So if you’re in south Oxfordshire and you see an odd-looking woman staring at your house and frowning, afear-ye-not. She’s more likely to crochet your home than burgle it. Unless your home contains a really amazing yarn stash, of course. 😉