Tag Archive ‘Fair Harbor’

 

knittedyarns Creative Knitting Supplies-Stitch Marker Alternatives

In preparation for our vacation, I had stocked up on knitting supplies but I underestimated the number of stitch markers that I would need. With 4 lace projects going at the same time, additional stitch markers are a necessity! Unfortunately, I underestimated how many I would need. When you’re away from your LYS, knitting supplies […]

knittedyarns Beach Patterns-Knitting Inspiration on Fire Island

Fair Harbor Beach Patterns are an integral part of knitting. They are the instructions that we read and the sequence of stitches that we make to create wonderful hand made creations from various fibers. Spend time on any beach and you’ll see natural patterns emerging. Being in true sunlight can have a wonderful impact on […]

knittedyarns Beach Knitting-Hemlock Ring Blankie Progresses

Beach knitting is one of my favorite forms of knitting in public (KIP). Unlike subway knitting where I’m filling time that would otherwise be unproductive, I enjoy being on the beach where the constant sound of the ocean kissing the shore is reassuring and peaceful.  With knitting in hand, I combine two of my favorite […]

knittedyarns Shell Stash-A Knitter's View

Regardless of age, it seems that people, particularly women, who walk along the water’s edge on ocean beaches stop to pick up shells. The type of shells accumulated depend on the beach and time of year. Children tend to go for the larger clam shells (at least on Fire Island) which can be decorated and […]

knittedyarns Mitered Tank Top on Fair Harbor Beach

Norah Gaughan’s Mitered Tank Top from the Summer 2009 Vogue Knitting shows off Norah’s genius for designing tops with unusual shapes that are flattering for women to wear. At the bottom, the Mitered Tank Top starts with enough stitches on one side to make the bottom of most sweaters! It uses a decorative decrease to […]

knittedyarns Fire Island Bound-Knitting to Follow

We’re off to Fair Harbor in Fire Island. It’s a wonderful town on one of the shelter islands off the southern coast of Long Island. From Manhattan, it takes a LIRR train, jitney (fancy name for a mini bus from the train station to the ferry) and a ferry to get to. The trip takes […]

knittedyarns 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 […]

knittedyarns Baby Kimono and Warshrag on Fire Island Beach

We were lucky to sneak in a couple of days on Fire Island after our honeymoon. Fire Island is a shelter island off the southern shore of Long Island which is like a piece of heaven on earth (although nothing like the Cook Islands!)  While my husband wind surfed, I knitted on the beach. In […]

knittedyarns Beach Knitting Again…Back to Fire Island

We’ve been able to squeeze in another couple of days on Fire Island  as the summer flickers away. While my boyfriend was windsurfing on the bay experiencing some of the best wind he’s had all summer, I’ve been seated by the ocean’s edge knitting in summer’s fleeting warmth. The ocean on Fire Island reflects the winds that […]