It has been a week for amazing colours this past week.  The week began with beautiful warm, sunny weather, and the evening sunsets were spectacular.  Stevan took this stunning photograph.  You can even see the Pleiades in the top left of the photograph.

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Then while out walking the dogs, Stevan spotted some odd green blobs in one of the burns.  It was unlike anything he'd seen before, so making good use of a special waterproof cover which I found for him when I was in Australia a while ago (do you remember, Sheena?) he managed to get some snaps of the blobs.

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Well it turned out that they are something called Ophrydium which are tiny, but live in colonies of millions in a symbiotic relationship with algae, which is what gives them the green tinge, if I understand our local expert correctly.    I don't have much understanding of the science - I just think they're so pretty!

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And the last bit of colour for this week is a finished project. This is called "Colour Affection" and it is a pattern by Veera Välimäki.  I decided to take a little break from Still Light, which was beginning to feel never ending, and which is also a pattern by Veera, and Colour Affection was a great, quick project.

I can see another one of these in my future, perhaps using the Na Dannsairean 4ply which I think will suit the pattern beautifully.  The yarn I used in the photograph above is the Bluefaced Leicester/nylon 4ply yarn and the colours I used were Pink Breath, A Dangerous Shade and Winter Sea.  I wasn't certain when I started out that the 3 colours would work together, but to be honest I think virtually any 3 colours would work with this pattern.  It is cleverly constructed using short row shaping, but is very simple.