A while back, I discovered another New Zealand indie hand dyer. Meraki Studios is very likely known to many of you already – I see she has a healthy following. I had not quite got around to mentioning her here yet, but today is the perfect time.
Because I am in love with all things country, and I have actually been wanting a skein of sock yarn of this exact colouring (sun bleached grass seeds or driftwood, was what I had in my head), I was super excited to find Rolling in the Hay! What a knack for giving the perfect name to colour!
The yarn is an imported base – 80% Blue Faced Leicester wool, 20% nylon. I think it needs to be knitted into a cabled sock. Perhaps something reminiscent of the grass seed heads that I adore.
This is the edge of a field that has been recently mown for hay. You can see the long grass border with bountiful seed heads, of which I could not resist taking a photo!
My photos have a soft, hazy look at the moment because I’m spending much of the day at work and do not get home until dusk. I absolutely love how this picture has turned out as it truly captures what I see.
The moment I get home, I rush to go back outside, cup of tea in hand, to potter around and breathe in the country air, water the vegetables, pull up the weeds, examine the signs of bird activity in the garden (they are busy gobbling all the plums, but I do not mind), feel the breeze in my hair and gaze at this wondrous landscape. Instead of a watercolour to admire on my wall, I have the real deal to look at and be in!!!
The cat impatiently waits at the door for me too, wishing I would hurry up so he can go out and race excitedly around with fluffed up tail, sniff everything and climb all the trees. He is still afraid of that big outdoor world though, and needs the security of my company at his side before he is willing to explore.
I just love the colours that I see at the moment. It is the height of the dry summer, and everything is soft green/golden yellow toned, mixed in with the darker green of the evergreens and other trees, and splashes of flower colour. It doesn’t take much for the grass to green up again though – once the late autumn rains come, there will be something new to look at! And I cannot wait for the first time I see this field in full frost!
People who live up the road go by regularly, enjoying walks of their own. Soon, I will do that too, and then I shall have more to show you!
First, it is time to go back outside and sit on the deck and wind down for the day with a bit of knitting!