Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sea Grass Clapotis

I started this project back in October when the Yarn Widower first asked me if I wanted to live in South Florida. Sure, why not? But what do Floridians knit? A brief polling of my DC Stitch-n-Bitch came up with: tank tops and bikinis. Tank tops are fine. I'll reserve judgement on knitting a bikini for now.

But what about scarves? Not the thick woolly muffler kind. I was thinking more the thin wispy breathable kind. And I already had just the perfect yarn for it.

Pattern: Clapotis
Yarn: Tili Thomas Voile de la Mer in color Forest
Silk and SeaCell
Needles: US2

The yarn is actually much more beautiful than my paltry photography skills allow. It's a lustrous combination of soft greens, browns and dark beige. It reminds me of the plantlife that grows along beaches.

This is my Move to Florida Scarf. I worked on it before, during and after the move. This is also the project that I brought on the long drive from Philly-DC-Atlanta-North Palm Beach. When I wasn't driving or holding Harry in my lap, I would knit a few rows before I fell asleep. It was a nice feeling - having the Yarn Widower in the seat next to me, Harry sitting in the back and this yarn flowing through my hands.

That was more like a sabbatical...

Moving into a new house is fun and exciting. But also hard (stripping yucky wallpaper) and time-consuming (again, yucky wallpaper). Now the walls are painted, most of our stuff is unpacked and it's finally starting to look like Our Place.

Our sewing room/guest room mid-intervention - damn you, wallpaper border!

And after

Ah, now I can relax by the pool.

And enjoy the view.