Thursday, September 9, 2010


Spent time last weekend at Isle of Palms on family vacation. Isle of Palms is just north of Charleston (that's SC).

I walked each morning on the beach, listening to Cast On. Now, I am a huge fan of Brenda's, and subscribe via itunes. I am only up to Episode 34, so I have lots more to enjoy. Both Brenda, her guests, and her chosen music sounded even better while briskly walking in the sand. As I proceeded the second morning, I spied this house:

How bold. This photo was taken from the street side while I rode my brother's bike out the next day.

I have a thing about a strong lime green. It's one of my favorite colors, and I think because it has both very hot and very cold at the same time. I do love green. The house put me in mind of the margarita I had the night before, and then of some roving that I dyed then started to spin:

The roving is cormo and mohair from Juniper Moon Farm where I sometimes buy a farm share. I dyed a portion of the roving in my turkey roaster, and started spinning a tight single for lace. I do kinda vibration dying...I go with my vibe. I don't measure, I just pour in more than I think I'll need! I used Country Classics Key Lime for this batch of roving. I love my dye dedicated turkey roaster.

I'm suspecting that this will be an Estonian lace wrap from Nancy Bush's book, Knitted Lace of Estonia. It's very high on my favorites list this year.


  1. Lime is one of my favorite colors. I like the way you display it with the complimentary colors. By the way, when I saw your first photo I thought it had been taken at a Danish beach.

  2. Hi Mette,

    My Mom and I had a walk on the beach on this trip and recalled a beach walk we took in Langeland in 2002. Coincidence! I'd love to go back and walk more beaches in Denmark!