Maryland showcase

About Maryland

Maryland is an east coast Mid-Atlantic state with abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Baltimore is the state’s largest city and is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem.

Monumental Lighting Kit

For our November Maryland Showcase, we celebrate Baltimore's Washington Monument located at Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. Each year, thousands visit the Monument during the holiday season to celebrate and participate in the festivities. The Mount Vernon Washington Monument is about 180 feet tall and white marble. Two time capsules were discovered dating back to 1815 and 1915.

They included newspapers, coins, and most importantly, a copy of the Declaration of Independence printed from a July 1815 newspaper. All of this suggests that the monument is not only the first to honor George Washington, but the first to honor and celebrate our nation's independence. 3rd Paragraph

To celebrate our lighting ceremony at Mount Vernon, we're using yarn from Wandering Wool. It's a gorgeous DK weight yarn with a little bit of bling. We made a scrumptiously, elegant cowl using 2 skeins.