Our woodlands spring into early summer with carpets of bluebells, and we name some of our most treasured places with names such as the Blue Mountains of Australia, or the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina – one of my favourite places to sit and knit.
It is no coincidence that the Japanese word for indigo blue, Ai, is also the word for love.
They speak of a "cool and calming colour which maintains a sense of constancy”. And that seems to be the main theme for the coming season – cool, calm constant…
In my next blogpost I will be featuring some knitted placemats in just this shade. Cool enough for a summer lunch under the sun umbrella. Constant enough for autumn meals safely back indoors again.
Until then ‐ Happy Knitting!