Hellllooooo!!!!! Still at the beach, and I found a weak but working connection, so I will try to summarize what has been happening while away on vacation. I have really, really missed being here, on the Web, to read blogs and to record my exciting discoveries.
|Higgins, looking towards the southwest.|
But.... I need to start with a disclaimer..... I am on vacation at the beach, in my favorite, oh so most favorite place on the planet, and I have to qualify my response to the question.... How's your vacation????
Vacation is good, I am enjoying the beach, reveling in visits from family and friends, getting tanned and reading some good books. We have gone out for a few meals, we forayed into the Walmart experience, we went into Old Port and had an awesome meal at Flatbread Pizza, but something is missing.....
|A taste of local flavor, summertime at Walmart, Scarborough, Maine.|
Why? Well, this is the transition year at the beach that my parents warned me about. The year that one of the four of us was absent for some number of days, the year that we weren't all under one roof, at the beach, curled up with a book as the rain tapped on the roof.
My oldest is back at home, slaving away, and we miss her presence so very much. I pray that next year we can all share at least four or five days straight, ensconced in this rustic bungalow, sipping hot coffee on the porch, and planning the day for sand dollar searches and boogie board competitions. To me, the beach, The Judith, (our little, rustic cottage) and Higgins are all about family.... and being together. I have to stop now, me is getting homesick for my daughter Number 1.
Sorry for the drama, but it is who I am and I need to vent I guess.
Now for my WIPs. I have many!!
|Sleeve of Que Sera; the sun casts long shadows in the early morning of late summer.|
I cast on the sleeve of Que Sera in Cascade Ultra Pima, red, and I am in love. This has been in my queue since I bought the yarn specifically for this project, in March 2010. I was daunted by the lace stitch and afraid to start for fear of quitting because it was too hard. I am enjoying the stitch and it is not too hard, but I dread the thought of tinking back in case of a mistake, I will have to rip and begin again. Can you say lifeline??
|I took this photo on the screen porch of the Judith at about 8:30 in the morning. Such long shadows.|
|I have two skeins of this Noro color and wonder how huge the shawl might be if I just keep knitting?|
|This took some getting used to, I had a hard time with tension and gauge because I am not used to laceweight yarn.|
|Thanks to my mom who helped me ball this yarn by being the "old-fashioned" kind of yarn swift, two helping hands.|
|This colorway is navy with fibers of deep burgundy and purple.|
|What do you think of my alternative to blocking pins???|
|I wish the photo could capture the sheen of the Boboli yarn.|
I have a couple other things I am swatching, but those pictures aren't all that exciting. Can't seem to get gauge for Whisper.... drats
For more inspiring WIPs, go here and look.....