kennebec blue and olive

a few months ago,

kelly (of romney ridge farm in maine)

sent me four colors of her new downeast worsted.

we had agreed that i would take the idea of frost farm

on beals island off the maine coast

and capture some of the

memories of her childhood in a hat and mitten set.

my son, upon seeing the yarn, had his own ideas.

‘this,’ my boy told me, ‘is for the bright scarf

that you will make me so i can never get lost’IMG_5721‘and this one, do you see it?,’

IMG_5722‘this one,’ he continued, ‘will be my new coat.  i like green.’IMG_5723‘mama, you can make me a sweater in this one, right?

i want you to. it will be so warm.’IMG_5724‘don’t you think these two will be a nice hat?’IMG_5725‘pay attention, mama.  like this, see?’IMG_5726‘they will look so good together.  can you have it all done by tomorrow?’IMG_5727then he happily headed off to ride his bike up and down

his grandparent’s driveway,

leaving me and my thoughts and all the yummy yarn.

being 4, he quickly forgot what he’d asked for

which is good since

4 skeins of yarn wasn’t nearly enough for the plans

he outlined to me

and they were already earmarked to become

the frost farm hat and mittens.

for more of



check out

kelly’s blog post here.

‘island’ taken from 40:15 of isaiah.

4 thoughts on “kennebec blue and olive

  1. Oooh pretty! I love the almost tartan look of the trees against the sky! Beautiful pattern, Tal. And the yarn colours are lovely!

    • i’m just getting into mosaic knitting (one color per row with slipped stitches pulling the colors into other rows). it’s so interesting and the finished fabric is much more stretchy than with fairisle knitting. it’s also more dense which when it comes to mittens or a hat means extra warm.

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