Hello to all…
We are back from our fabulous family vacation and it took about a week to adjust to non-beach time and get back to something that resembles a sort of routine, as it is summer.
Let me begin by saying that I finished the shawl on Thursday night July 4th and blocked it just before we left. I have to admit that this is the most challenging knit to date and I couldn’t be prouder of it. It is the Mystery Shawl by Rosemary Romi Hill called Cactus Flower.
I ment to take it with me on vacation, but honestly, it was just too hot for it. Dare I say it, but it was almost to hot to knit and frankly, I did very little.
This was the view from the living room and dining room and where I spend most of my time if I wasn’t on the deck enjoying the ocean breezes.
It was quiet and relaxing, just what we needed. Tough ride for the pup, she’s 3, but still a baby. Car sickness has always been a problem for her despite our best efforts to ease it. At one point we stopped and got her some gingersnap cookies and that got us there without any further incidents. I had my knitting bag up front with me and took a picture of my “car sock” and a fellow knitter saw my tweet and actually spied the cookies sticking out of my bag! Good vision on her part!!
The beach was just a slice of heaven! Being from Massachusetts, we loved the water, but it like never warms up. Of course my son jumps in any water at any temperature. I venture slowly. It was so amazingly warm I couldn’t believe it. Part of me wanted to just dive in, but I think I watch the movie “Jaws” a few too many time and all I could hear in my brain was the sound they played when the shark was around. I went in up to my waist. Watching the boy was a two parent job until this parent got taken down by a wave and needed a little saving.
As you can see the waves were something else. Pulled the sand right out from under you.
We are already looking forward to next year! I hope that you are having a wonderful summer!
See you soon and happy knitting!