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.
We saw a gorgeous, sleepy, early-season bee, and some skeleton leaves. We admired the latest work of the village yarn-bomber (no it’s not me).
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. 😉
What a beautiful village you live in! I find your ‘bricks’ project more intriguing each time you blog!! x
I must admit to doing a ‘ooh, yes, lovely’ to your idea of showing what is going on inside the house…but I suppose that would be rather difficult. ahh well, I can imagine!
Crochet Connections says
Your village looks lovely. I bet you find a constant source of yarnery inspiration!
Love the idea of almost the Little Match girl loomg from the outside in to the warm glow from the windows… You set the bar high, we are only just nudging you a bit more. Hee hee. Am so excited by this all
Katie Writes Stuff says
I rather like the idea of doing some windows plain and some with a light shining out of them. So cosy!
Sharon Mann says
Please hurry, I can’t wait to see your crochet house!
I love your research methods!
I live in an amazing place, you are so lucky. Thanks for sharing with us, I enjoyed it very much to see what you see each day.
Enjoy the crochet projects, I like the idea of lighted windows. 🙂
Rebecca Dodgson says
What is it with boys and sticks? It must be something primeval. Can’t go outside without stick to prod with.
What about night time windows but not showing anything inside?
Where you live looks amazing and very old!, what a great postxx
Crochet Club says
You live in a beautiful place.
Organic and evolving landscape crochet. I like it! 🙂
What a beautiful village you live in – can I come and visit?? Glad you’ve been able to get out and about and enjoy the beginnings of Spring.
Love the pictures of your village
Can’t wait to read your thoughts/ see your final examples of traditional chimney pots. I have 2 in my garden with flower pots in them 😉