From the coast of Maine...

...to the shores of Warren Lake.  Carrie Bostick Hoge's new Swoon Maine collection is inspiring some great knits!swoonThis new paperback book includes 14 patterns that are all delightfully knitworthy.  With tiny knits for kiddos, accessories and larger garments, it can be hard to pick just one to start with!Kate recently finished a snuggly version of the Shore Cardigan that is in the shop as a sample.  While she was visiting the area earlier this year, she snapped a few  photos by Warren Lake.shore-05She chose to work with Blue Sky Alpaca's TECHNO yarn.  "Modern technology makes TECHNO a feather-weight genius: baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk for really fast knitting with no splitting."The yarn is just as light as promised and has knit up like a dream.  The sweater is lushly thick and yet as light as a micro down jacket.Kate has plans to cast on for another sweater from these pages, the Sea Pullover using Fibre Company's Cumbria.cumbria-01We'll keep you posted on her progress and let you know when her new sweater arrived in the shop.In the meantime we invite you to come check out Carrie's beautiful book.  The photographs of her stunning coastal home are as gorgeous as her patterns are.  They may have you planning a holiday to Maine as well as your next project!