Thursday, August 07, 2008

More Rhode Island fun!

When I last left you - we were at Webs! After enjoying the sights at the land of yarn - we decided to dye some of our own! Stacey and Naomi joined us again and Sarah's sister Jeanine came along for the fun too!

We dyed ALOT of yarn! Sarah's backyard was the perfect location for our mini dye studio. She has buckets for soaking the fiber, every color dye you could ever want - and even set up a hot plate AND microwave!!

Just look at our setup!

Dyeing Day

Here's the loot at the end of the day - Naomi was the queen of the drying rack and set all of our yarn out just so:

Naomi - queen of the drying rack

We all dyed some great stuff - I'm very excited about the yarn I dyed for my Lady February sweater - it's the cranberry colored one hanging on the fence in the mosaic. I already swatched and got gauge and now I'm ready to cast on!! It will be my Ravelympics project :)

The next day we headed out for our second day at the beach. This time we stayed in Rhode Island and went to Salty Brine State beach. It was a gorgeous beach but very crowded with people as you can see!

Salty Brine State Beach Mosaic

Here we are enjoying the sun:

Sarah, Jody and Jeanine


Later that night - Sarah and I went out for fried clams!!!! We went to Iggy's - which we heard was famous for their friend clams. We were definitley not dissappointed!

Iggy's

I got the "clam dinner" which came with clam strips, fries and clam showder. Yum! Unfortunately - I ate it before I remembered to take a picture. Oops!

After we ate - we walked around the beach in Oakland for a bit - it was so beautiful! It was around 7 pm so the beach was deserted - but it sure was pretty.

Walking around Oakland Beach

Walking around Oakland Beach

Seagull

Since it was such a gorgeous spot - I had to take one of my favorite "at arm's length" pictures of us:

Sarah and Jody

Believe it or not there is still more to come! Next time - I'll show you our tour of Newport!

15 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Ooh... that's going to be a fab color for the February Lady! I can't wait to see it take shape. Mine is stalled with one sleeve left to go, and there it shall sit until post-Ravelympics. :)

Javajem said...

I absolutely love the look on Naomi's face...she definately LOOKS like the queen of the drying rack.

cici said...

Again, your photos are awesome. Thank you :D

Lynn said...

great photos and again....looks like a great vacation! And with friends all the better! I need one - too bad school starts in less than a month.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

What a production!
May I have permission to do a painting from your Warwick Beach photo? I didn't realize how much inland water there was in such a tiny state!

mrspao said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your February Lady sweater :) You'll all been so busy having great fun. I had fried clams when we visited Sarah - they are so yummy!

maitai said...

great photos, jody! you dyed a lot of yarn, what are you planning to do with all of it?
ps - i LOVE self-portraits :)

Lolly said...

I don't know how you manage to pack SO MUCH fun in to one day ;) I love the photos!

Sarah said...

Clearly you and Sarah had a blast! I'm glad you could enjoy so much of Rhode Island on your visit! And thanks for the Ravelympics luck...I'll need it:)

Mia said...

Okay what is a clam cake? Clams are best when eaten by the shore. And fantastic photos.

Zonda said...

Wow, you guys dyed a lot! Great color for your FLS too! Looks like you are having a great time! :)

Mia said...

I just realized that you dyed yarn to match nail polish!!!

Diane said...

I was in Rhode Island last week too. What a fun state. Loved all the fresh seafood everywhere.

Stacey said...

that pic of Naomi is classic!!! :)

The beach looks heavenly.....

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