Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bravo for Blue...

Maybe it's the hint of fall that has been in the air for the past 4 days or so that is making me really appreciate all the colors around me, especially the ones that start to dwindle as the temperature drops. Blue is one of those colors that I always associate with long summer days...water, sky, windshield washer fluid (just wanted to see if you were paying attention). Last weekend, Robb and I
took advantage of the bike ferry that connects Colchester, VT and South Hero, VT (one of the islands in Lake Champlain). We biked 14 miles round trip! Much of the time we had views of beautiful blue skies and twinkling waters. We also stopped for Maple Creamies, a Vermont summer must-have treat at a little "farmstand" in South Hero. The place where we got the creamies had a petting zoo with two very friendly donkeys who didn't seem to mind me standing next to tham and making an "ass" joke.
In honor of all the blue of summer skies and waters, I am making a simple lace pattern scarf out Handmaiden sea silk yarn. The colorway is ocean. If you have heard about this luscious yarn and are still debating whether it's really worth it, IT IS! It is soft, shimmery, and extremely easy to knit with. Oh, and the color! Look at those shades of blue. If you can't go to the ocean, try knitting it. It's almost as good.


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