Salina was the perfect sweater for a cool, cloudy morning in Berkeley California. She was also a lovely companion at the wedding. However, not many of the pictures were to my liking. Could I have had a more agonizing look on my face? I really did have much more fun than that photo shows. Ick The one on the right doesn't really show the sweater off well, but at least you can see I was smiling.
This past weekend we went out to find a spot to take more photos and ran across this river of stone. How cool is that? The sky was clear blue and it was damn hot! It was SO hot I nearly fainted. However, dear friends, I held it together and we took several pictures while I stumbled my way around on the rocks.
There was a little shade nearby and I took time to rest and cool off before either passing out or falling and hurting myself. Before we headed home Smith took me to the new coffee shop in our area where I could sit in a nice chair and enjoyed a cool drink. At least Salina looks good in the photo!
Pattern: Salina from Rowan Vintage Knits
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 7 skeins Shocking Pink
Needles: Size 3.5mm and 3.75mm (US #4 & 5)
Time to Knit: June 23 – July 25, 2008
Modification: Lengthened sleeve 1", shortened cuff by 1", body lengthened by 2" before waist shaping
Chamomile is one of my favorite sweaters ever and Salina will join her ranks. I could wear them both day after day. The yarns, Silky Wool and Summer Tweed are comfortable year round (except the hottest days of summer) and easy care, easy wear. Most of the Rowan patterns I fall for are by Kim Hargreaves. Her designs have a classic, up to date, styling and I love that.