Friday, August 31, 2007

Colour therapy

I think one of the things that I love most about knitting is the use of colour. I loveputting stitch after stitch of different colours into a piece of work and feeling myself soothed or excited by the combinations. This would explain why the stash has so many variegateds and mixed colour yarns.

Today's post is brought to you by the colours green and purple.

This morning we drove over to Yorkshire Lavender, where we hadn't been in 9 years. Last time we were there we found it on the way back home from Castle Howard - they had just opened and there was a hill and a portacabin. They've changed a lot.

I wish I could share the scent here. There is some lovely planting and it all appeals to the senses. Very relaxing. We had tea with lavender scones with lavender and blueberry jam. Although it was interesting, I'm fairly confident that I won't be eating lavender again in the near future.

We drove home through Bilsdale and stopped several times to just enjoy the colours.

This is why North Yorkshire is so purple - heather.

J and I have decided we should learn from the sheep who inhabit the moorland. They never seem to stressed about anything.


Rowena Hopkirk said...

Maybe the sheep are happy with all that purple, too! I love your photos of the farm. I could almost smell the lavender. I don't think I've tried ingesting it, though. Violet, which was pretty good, but not lavender.

Thank you for the relaxing moment!

Emma said...

I could sit looking out across the Moors for hours, feeling the stress just melt away. Sigh.
Purple and green have always been my favourite colours, not least because, with white, they are the Suffragette colours.

You know, I haven't forgotten your Iris ! B.T., however, ate the e-mail with your address...

Paula said...

That's so gorgeous, thanks for posting the pictures.

I was sorry to hear that my swapbot package took a beating in the mail. I was afraid that the envelope being too thick on one end might cause trouble.

Thanks for displaying the link to the Harvest swap. I signed up and am playing there too.

Paula aka Peety on swap-bot

Paula said...

Those pictures look great. Too bad there isn't smell-o-vision, I love lavender.

I'm sorry I didn't pack that swap-bot yarn up better. I should've known that thick at one end envelope wouldn't work well.

Thanks for posting the link to the Harvest Sock swap. I'm playing in that one, too.

Paula, aka Peety on swap-bot

aaak, hope this didn't duplicate

Barbara-Kay said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for the purple and green pictures - a great start to my day.