Wednesday, June 26, 2013

knitting beachside

Yesterday this was my view. I have a lot of progress to report on my long list of cast-on-itis works-in-progress this week, thanks to four days of knitting at the beach, and the five-hour car ride (one way) it took us to get there. 

The minion is growing! The holes are where the arms will be picked up and knitted. I need to add stuffing before I continue decreasing to finish the overalls/legs section. After I make the limbs I'll finish the overalls with duplicate stitch ... gulp... hope it turns out okay!

And more progress on my Montague Bulky Lace Vest! This project got the least amount of time on the trip, but I am having so much fun with it and this colorway. I need to find a way to capture the depth of this yarn's color ... you can't see the purples and variations in the blue in these pictures. It's a gorgeous, complex dye job! 

Perhaps the most progress was in what is not pictured:
  • Two cute animal squares for a friend's baby blanket ... one DONE, one nearly there! 
  • One more secret swap partner project ... DONE!
That just leaves the following untouched .... for now.....

And I am so missing the beach already ... my daughter is too. She asked, "when are we going back?" pretty much the second we made it home.


  1. we just got back from the beach, too!!! nothing better than ocean and knitting!!!!!!!!!!!!! lovely projects.....really love that deep purple!

    1. It's totally beach season, isn't it? :-D

  2. Is the purple yarn Malabrigo? It has that wonderful texture that company is known for. Gosh you've been a busy knitter! Those beach photos are relaxing just to look at.

    1. Yup! It's Malabrigo Mecha, a superwash!