Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Blue Storm Cloud

As I come into my last two weeks back east, I'm traveling quite a bit to see friends before I go. Montreal. Connecticut. Now, Maine. I love the earnest classic-ness of this place

And it's fitting that I brought along my new blue Storm Cloud to photograph by an ocean inlet. This one is a little larger than the first one, with a pronounced ruffle that makes it gives it real kinetic energy.

The yarn is about 200 yards of a lovely fingering-weight wool, hand-dyed by the good folks at the Northeast Fiber Arts Center in Williston, VT. I stopped there one the way home from a fantastic trip to Montreal to see Kim, who used to be in my knitting group in Phoenix. It was a pleasure to visit someone I could "talk knitting" with, and a treat to find this yarn on my way home.

I immediately cast on when I got home, and I was finished in a few evenings' worth of knitting. I love this simple pattern. And I'll have it posted for you in the next day or so, now that I have photos and measurements of two of these small shawls.


Veronique said...

There's a reason everyone wants to vacation in Maine! I had a blast there too :)
Love the shawlette. The ruffles just make it!

Knit Witch said...

I have always wanted to go to Maine. It remains on my list of "must visit" states. The shawlette looks great!