people will talk…

Martha! Some crazy lady is out back taking pictures of her knitting!

back detail

Yup, it’s true. I’m at a resort on the coast of Maine for DH’s work conference, so the neighbors don’t know me. They can talk all they want. This is the back lace on Passiflora.

back lace

We came here via Boston, so I had a lot of knitting time on the plane and in a car. We spent a night in Boston, and took a quick tour through the North End before coming up by car. I had to see this.


One if by land, two if by sea at the Old North Church, right? Do you remember which it was? No peeking! In the meantime, here are the organ pipes in the church.


The organ was built in 1759 and was the first organ made entirely in the Colonies. The organ has been rebuilt several times, but the case is original. The clock was built in 1726, and is the oldest functioning clock in a public building in the USA.


And it was two lanterns, signaling that the British were leaving Boston for Lexington and Concord by sea. Points to you if you remembered! (I forgot.)

Here’s just after sunset last night.

after sunset

We took a boat tour this afternoon; here’s the lighthouse and dock from the water.


You can stay in the lighthouse, but it’s not air conditioned. We’re having a heat wave on this coast this week, so I’m happy to be in a room with a/c!

Dinner tonight was a traditional lobster bake.


Doesn’t it look delicious?

hello baby

I’m looking forward to seeing how Passiflora shapes up. The lace you saw in the previous post goes up the sides of the garment. There’s a little bit of lace on the front, but not as much as on the back. The lacy holes should be nice air conditioning. The yarn is fuzzier than I thought it would be, but it’s the yarn specified in the pattern. I wouldn’t want to wear it on a super hot day, but I can see wearing it in Portland…Oregon, that is.

What’s your summer knitting? Or winter knitting, for those of you down under?

11 responses to “people will talk…

  1. These days, my summer knitting consists mainly of gazing longingly at my knitting bag, but knowing that it’s too hot to even consider actually picking it up.

  2. I’m so jealous of your trip! What a beautiful place. I do understand how awful the heat wave is as it was in the 100’s when I was in Virginia a couple weeks ago. It’s awful!

    By the way, the Paul Revere lantern thing is not true. It was fabricated by poet Henry Longfellow. George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree either!

  3. one if by land
    two if by sea

    he looks scared of the lobster…
    have fun!

  4. morewithles

    i looooovvvveeee boston! have a wonderful trip!

  5. Lovely photos! Have fun!

  6. Hey, you’re in my neck of the woods! 🙂 (I live in Boston, all of my family and my husband’s are in Maine.)

    Loving Passiflora so far. I’m working on a pair of socks in this heat, but dreaming of fall.

  7. How fun! We’re gonna be up by Boston for a long weekend next weekend and I just can’t wait. Summer knitting is all socks. I’m on my third pair! You and my other blogging knitter friends are great inspirations!

  8. Ooh – I’ve never been to Boston before. I’ll have to add it to the list. Our travels on the East Coast last week were also tres hot! Let’s hear it for AC! Have fun – your knitting looks great! I’m currently finishing the Mondo Cable Pullover by Chic Knits – just one sleeve to go. Won’t get to wear it for a while – we’re headed to Sacramento, CA & it’s a bit too hot there for a wool/silk/alpaca sweater. Safe & Happy Travels!

  9. Don’t feel bad about the crazy knitting lady thing. I saw the picture of the pipe organ and my first thought was : “That looks like giant knitting needles!” LOL. Happy Friday!

  10. Let’s see. . . just finished Traveling Woman in sock yarn, about to finish Moonfleet KAL in lace yarn, have two sweaters on the needles (one in sock yarn and one in lace yarn), also one pair of socks on the needles, and finally a stole and a scarf (both in lace yarn). Can you say OCD??
    Boston is always a great place to visit but I do hope for cooler weather there. Since I grew up in Texas we were used to A/C, so now I can’t imagine living (or visiting) without it!
    Can hardly wait for fall which is one of my favorite times of the year. . . 🙂

  11. Love the food in PDX but miss the lobster–that looks so good!

    Finishing vest from spouse spinning, discovered one I started in NYC, finished here is too warm to wear–two strands Schaeffer silk. Aargh.