Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Knitting By the Sea

On the last day of our vacation, a day with clear blue skies and warm sunshine, we took another drive to Carmel. After a delicious lunch, we walked through the charming town and browsed through a few of the shops. I was in search of one particular shop. I had seen it in one of the travel magazines. It is a knitting shop called "Knitting By the Sea."

It was a little off the beaten path, and we were having a hard time finding it. We passed a little Post Office and went in to ask for directions. A sweet lady knew exactly where it was.

It was just as I had hoped it would be. A quaint little shop, complete with a resident dog sleeping in the corner.

The lady who owned the shop was friendly and helpful. The shop was filled to over-flowing with the most beautiful wool. I finally decided on a skein by Noro. It cost more than I have ever paid for a single skein of wool (of any size), but it was a special occasion after all.

When we got home, I followed the very simple instructions the shop owner gave me and knitted this scarf.

I love the gentle flow of one color into another. It will be a sweet reminder of our time in California.