Friday, April 18, 2008

Nadine, Ed, Nantucket, and Clapotis!

I'm back on Nantucket. When we first got here it was cold, windy, and rainy and I wondered why I came up so early in the season. The weather turned this past week and we have been having beautiful weather.

My good friends (more like family) Nadine and her daughter Ed came for a few days. We had a very nice visit. Ed is a fabulous cook and they came with a rather large care package that included bottles of wine, homemade bread, a precooked dinner, and desserts (yes that is plural). It was all yummy! Ed even helped pull together some of our other meals. I always learn so much from her. Nadine is a good cook too.

When we get together like this we usually get a lot of knitting accomplished but not so much this visit. We did manage to stop by our favorite yarn store (Sheep to Shore).

I helped Nadine take a picture of Clapotis, her latest knit, to upload to Flickr and Ravelry. Afterwards Nadine presented me with this beautiful scarf.I was so surprised and delighted at the same time. Clapotis is a free pattern that can be downloaded from knitty here. Nadine knit it to be worn with jeans so she added some repeats and made it a little narrower.

I'm looking forward to their visit again next year.


vanessa said...

lucky you!

Nadine said...

The photographer did a good job too!!


Knitman said...

This shawl, clapotis, is lovely.The chairs really impress me.

I am correct that Nantucket is on or near Martha's Vineyard, Carly Simon's home? She is my all time favourite singer.

Am I way out geographically?

Sandra D. said...

You have been busy and all the work is gorgeous. The chairs - I am in awe of the woodwork! I've always loved Beadwork and yours is such a pretty color. Very nice Clapotis, too - and to have it as a gift is especially nice!

I'm glad you got some nice weather on Nantucket; the weather seems to have been all over the place this spring!

Rebecca said...

Nice Clapotis! Do you know if she knit it with a fingering weight yarn? Or, what she used? It will look GREAT with jeans. I'd like to make one just like it for chilly evenings in the mountains!