Wednesdays Are For Knitting

Before I get to this week’s knitting post, we have some housekeeping to take care of in regards to the winner of the Legendary Knits give away. I made a numbered list of all of the comments on that post (there were 74 total once I removed the duplicates) and then I used Random Number Generator to choose a number between 1 and 74.

random number generator

The winning number is a low one: 3. And commenter number 3: Laurie! Hooray for Laurie! And hooray for everyone who commented – I have a whole list of new-to-me fairy tales to read now.

Okay, onward to the actual knitting content of today’s post.

color affection stripes for carole knits

I finished and blocked my Color Affection Shawl. Hooray! I actually call this my South Cape Beach Affection Shawl because the colors of the yarn, custom dyed for me by Vicki, were inspired by a photo I took at South Cape Beach, our summer vacation spot. (Refresh your memory here if you so choose.)

color affection with edge for carole knits

I started this on the first day of our beach vacation and kept it at for the entire two weeks we were there. Rows and rows of garter stitch are great for vacation knitting.

color affection in the sand for carole knits

I finished it about two weeks after our vacation ended and I couldn’t be happier with it. The colors are so pretty and remind me of being at the beach with my family and friends. I tried to coordinate a trip to South Cape Beach for a photo shoot but time is short and I couldn’t work it out. Instead, I took it to the pond behind my office and set it up there.

color affection with lake for carole knits

I bet you never thought an oak tree would make a great model for a hand knit shawl, did you? Any port in a storm, my friends. Any port in a storm.



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  1. says

    so pretty…what a lovely souvenir from your beach trip(s). I do love both my color affections. and I’d knit it again. that’s saying a lot for garter stitch!

  2. psmflowerlady/Tammy says

    Lovely shawl and the colors are so calming – great color selection and custom-dyeing for a wonderful reminder of a wonderful time. And I don’t know why, but your use of “Any port in a storm…” relative to knitwear display made me giggle and giggling is good in the early morning. Hope your day is filled with giggles – they’re good for a gal’s heart.

  3. Jo-Ann says

    It’s gorgeous, and the best thing about it is that every time you wear it, you’ll think of your beloved beach 😀

  4. says

    The colors are perfectly beachy! The blue sky, sea grass and waves of the sea are represented just as beautifully as nature. You’ll be wrapped up in warm breezes and memories of summer all throughout the winter.

  5. Robby says

    What great memories this must bring for you! And a chance to wrap yourself up in the beach this coming winter? Priceless.

  6. says

    What a great idea! This gives me an idea for my next vacation trip sometime in the distant future. I wonder where it will be? I have been looking for a doable knitting project.

  7. Jo says

    This is one of the nicest Color Affections I’ve seen. The colors are lovely and, missing an ocean beach, the pond and oak tree stand in nicely.

  8. Mary K. in Rockport says

    That is so pretty it makes me wish (almost) that I enjoyed knitting and wearing shawls.

  9. Sandy says

    So very pretty!! The colors are a wonderful reminder of the beach. Will we get to see you model it soon? Hope so!

  10. sue says

    Your special colors are a fantastic vacation reminder and perfect for your own shawl. So I am getting ready to start a Color Affection Shawl and you made me stop and rethink! I have some natural dyed fingering yarns that might work for a special one for me! Thanks for a great idea.

  11. Doris says

    So pretty! It is one of my favorite Color Affection color combos yet. I love when I have a finished project to remind me of a great vacation or great vacation spot.

  12. says

    It turned out as beautiful as I thought it would! Those colors are perfect together. And it’s a great way to remember vacation while it’s keeping you warm. Wear it well Carole.

  13. jill says

    Perfect for those blustery days when you’re longing for sun, sand, and salt water. I have the pattern, but can’t commit to a color scheme. Yours is wonderful!

  14. Laurie says

    Wow! Thanks! I never win anything. And now I can’t say that anymore.

    Love your Color Affection blues.