Friday, August 28, 2009

River Valley Shawl: Edmonton Knitters Lace-a-Long

Knitters in our fair city were lucky enough to be invited to take part in a lace knit a long hosted by ThatLoganChick. This talented designer has several patterns available, but this one is special since it embodies the city in which we live.
The city of Edmonton was settled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. This river is an important feature in the city's landscape.

There are 22 parks and over 150 km of trails in the green spaces surrounding the river. The River Valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America. It is 22 times larger than New York City's Central Park.

This shawl marks Edmonton's four distinct seasons as they appear in our River Valley. Wild strawberries in Spring. Pine cones and poplar leaves take us from summer to fall. Winter is marked by spruce boughs sparkling with beads.

What a lovely reminder of my home.


Donna Lee said...

That is beautiful. And I like the bits about the kinds of trees and the seasons. What a lovely idea.

T. said...

IT's gorgeous. I love it. And the kid is pretty adorable too.