it's sea glass hunting time again! i've had good luck lately and just this weekend found another very rare piece of red glass! when i spotted it, it was under water, and a wave was coming. the only thing to do was wait and hope it would still be there when the ocean calmed, it was! the above photo shows some of my best pieces i've collected over the years. and though i like them all, the turquoise and aqua colors are my favorites. i found this book pure sea glass by richard lamotte, this weekend too, at the sea glass festival my sister and i went to. it's a fantastic reference. it describes where different colors may originate from, it could be that these pieces started as a bottle or dish or even a lantern. i'm so happy to add this to my library, if you like collecting sea glass, and would like to know more about it, i think you'll love this book.
turquoise found it's way into my knitting too. at the request of child number five, a new bikini was made (need to make one for daughter number one). i used 'butterfly' from greece, this mercerized cotton yarn was recommended for swim suits. when i was younger i made and wore knitted swim suits too. they are comfortable and look so cute on. there is no one here to model this one, sigh, so you'll have to take my word that it fits. :)
pattern - here
yarn - here
ravelry notes - here
and joining with ginny and all the lovely yarn alongers here