Knitting on Fair Harbor Beach in September
We managed to get one more weekend on the beach to get away from New York City and enjoy the lapping waves. September is a great time to go to Fire Island since the beach is empty except for the few brave souls enjoying the peaceful rhythm of the sands. Of course, since I’m always cold, it means layers of clothes and coverings! It makes knitting with wool a welcome pleasure.
Fair Harbor, Fire Island in September
Fair Harbor Beach on Fire Island - September 2008
Koigu and Tess' Yarns Projects Protected on Fair Harbor Beach
Huddled beneath my layers of warmth (no swimsuits needed!), I worked on two projects, the Koigu Lace Ribbon Scarf and my Purple Chevron Sweater. It’s wonderful to work outside in natural sunlight which brings out the fullness of the colors. Here are some Yarn Harlot inspired photos.
Tess' Twinkle Yarn in Purple on Fair Harbor Beach
Purple Chevron Sweater on Fair Harbor Beach
Koigu Ribbon Lace Scarf Stretches on Fair Harbor Beach
From a creative perspective, the beach and environs are great sources of knitting inspiration from the undulating sands to the wild grasses.
Untouched Sands - Textured Knitting Inspiration
Wild Grasses as Textile Inspiration