Lemons plucked by little hands from the tree at the bottom of the garden, left abandoned.
Thrifted pillowcases destined for toddler fashions.
And an unexpected delivery in the mail of the very best kind.
A while I ago I pledged support for the Ton of Wool project. Basically, I handed over a small amount of cash in exchange for a skein of yarn. But not just any yarn. This is 100% pure Cormo wool that was grown and processed entirely in Australia, rather than being shipped to China as is usually the case with Aussie wool. My small pledge for the project was rewarded with 100 grams of the ton of wool that took the journey "from sheep to skein". The yarn is so soft and squishy - I've been sniffing and squeezing it all afternoon. And when faced with the colour options, I decided to go against my usual habits, ignoring the vibrant reds and moody greys, instead opting for something I would never normally buy - bright, lurid yellow.
The perfect match for this incredible sunny day.