That’s what I told an acquaintance (a friend of a friend) the other day…..after she said, “I’d get bored stiff sitting about in the sun all day”
Well I said….’I only visit my special little bay, maybe three mornings a week, for about two hours. Arrive about 9.15am, pack up and leave about 11am…..back to the cabin just in time for coffee with The Golfer when he finished his morning round’
You see, you can take a book along and read on the beach or close your eyes and enjoy the fresh sea air BUT you can’t (or at least I can’t) do any Winter Knitting! Never mind not wanting sand in your sarnies…..sand in your sweaters is just not on lol
I decided to concentrate on small woollies this year (newborn- 6months), took just two of my basic patterns with me, some white, some solids plus a lot of small balls of this and that…..and came up with 10 little baby cardigans.
Three with crossover fronts – an easy fit for newborns.
Crisp yellow or blue stripes old size 18” (3-6 months) in a timeless medium button style.
Same size but with not enough of the green, pink or grey to make a complete garment, after a little bit of thinking, a bit of visualising, I ended up with two of what I call – half & halves.
Same size again, using the same stitch count, here are three solids made to look a bit different by adding a rib pattern on a couple and a few purl rows on the ‘right’ side of another.
I spent yesterday finishing off, sewing on buttons, checking I’d actually sewn all the seams and generally making them ready to hand over to the charity.
What’s next for my needles? Thinking…..Thinking lol.
I have a lot of wool still to use up and a few ideas in mind. Maybe something a bit larger….possibly for 2yr olds??