Jane v. the Petoskey stone

It only took a day for my incipient Petoskey stone-love to grow into an all out Petoskey stone-OBSESSION. Shocking, I know - totally out of character for me, yes?

Petoskey stone-acquisition occurred a mere day later, at an odd little rock shop fittingly located in Ypsilanti, MI. After all, the Petoskey stone is Michigan's official state stone.I am quite taken with my little piece of the Devonian period. I can only hope that I look as good on my 350 millionth birthday.

10 comments:

Sally said...

O, I love them too! There's a whole beach full of them just south of Charlevoix, but we find little chips of them way down in Saugatuk! Yours is a beauty.

love2stitch said...

Beautiful - would make a nice mitt pattern... just saying I see inspiration it this little rock.

Margo said...

Forgot all about these stones until I saw your post. We vacationed in Michigan as a kid and use to go to a beach to pick these up! Thanks for the good memory!

eleanor@knittinginflipflops said...

We have friends here in Florida who are from Petoskey and live there in the summertime. They gave my kids a book "The Legend of the Petoskey Stone" that may interest you, although there are probably some grown up books on the subject, too. I agree with love2stitch - I see "Pesocksey's" in your future!

loripall said...

Petoskey stones ARE great, and if you really catch the bug there's a nice little book, Lake Michigan Rock Picker's Guide by Bruce Mueller & Kevin Gauthier, that gives an overview of all sorts of groovy stones you can find on the beaches of Lake Michigan. (Coming to you from Petoskey, MI, on Little Traverse Bay!)

Candice said...

Ohhh, yeah . . . a mitten pattern.

Knittripps said...

Nothing wrong with it at all. I carry rose quartz in my purse and bring it out to fondle it during the day. It is important to have a rock that speaks to you :)

Tara said...

I have little stashes of rocks that I have collected on our trips scattered throughout the house. I only very recently thought that I might give them a nice little polish. This stone of yours is stunning and I now have the urge to visit Michigan. is it okay to be envious of someone's stone?

the flaky knitter said...

I'd have to hunt for a link, but I know there's a seller on Etsy who turns Petoskey stones into beautiful buttons. I've had this on my mind for the next time I knit a one-button cardi

bitchesgetstitches.net said...

a waitress at a local cafe has a gorgeous petoskey pendant. i was jealous!