Rho and I planned a trip to Purl by the Sea, a newish yarn shop in Montauk. It’s a trek, but I love the drive, especially on a day like today. Well, the yarn shop was closed. Yes, we should have called first, but when the website says “We are open 7 days, 9am to 5pm,” doesn’t it seem reasonable to assume that they’d be open? Oh well.
We found ourselves in Montauk on a spectacular afternoon, so we made up our minds to have fun. We drove out to the lighthouse, had sandwiches in the sun on the observation deck, and I took a few pictures.
On our way back west Rho directed me off the main road to Lazy Point, where she spent many happy times as a child with her aunt and uncle. It’s at the edge of Napeague Harbor, which connects with Block Island Sound. I’d never been there, but I love exploring all the little roads and quiet places. There’s always an interesting house, or an old boat landing, or a newly-occupied osprey nest, or a grass-covered dune just around the next bend.
Our landscape is low and spare, for the most part; but out there, to the east, the hills and dunes are surprising. I love the flat parts, the shallow angles of water to shore to land. I love the big sky, and all the different blues.
::Yarn: Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop handspun superwash merino.
::Pattern: Simple stockinette, garter-stitch flap heel, round toe.
::Needles: Crystal Palace dpn’s, 2.5mm for the leg and 2.25mm for the heel and foot.
I’m now enjoying this little sock sprout salad of Fleece Artist Sea Wool. The luscious yarn and the Peridot color, along with this little twisted stitch, are a really lovely combination. I’m using Bryspun needles for the first time, too. They’re working well so far.
After one of the most stressful work weeks in a long, long time (and such a long, long story, too!), today’s adventure was just what I needed. It’s finally Spring, I spent some time with a good friend, and I got to be in some of the places that always inspire me. My well is full again.