Meet my new playmates – Blue Gum and Marmalade!
A playful trio of lime, olive and golden tones. It’s pretty, and cheerful and reminds me of the tones in the grass just as it’s turning to autumn. Marmalade tells me she wants to become a shawl.
I can see why this is called Blue Gum. Gorgeous tones of brown, teal, olive green, grey, chestnut – just like the bark and leaves of the blue gum tree. Doe Arnot does amazing things with colour.
I already know what I’m going to do with Blue Gum:
A pretty edging for a pretty project, no? It combines very nicely with a light fawn alpaca I have in my stash from a small alpaca producer.
And in the meantime, until I finish up that last little seam on my current project, it shall adorn the flat, along with Iris, as an arrangement to inspire. Instead of flowers, I have hand-dyed yarn.
The postman was very kind today. In addition to these gorgeous, wonderful 100% alpaca creations from Flagstaff Alpacas, I also received Interweave Knits’ Summer issue!
I don’t know what to do first – read the magazine? Knit my most pretty yarns? I’m the cat who got the salmon… ALL TO HERSELF! Hahahahahhaa!!!
I’m so lucky to have access to so many beautiful New Zealand yarns to play with.
Whoopee! It’s nice to have happy days like this.