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feministmama
07-17-2007, 01:25 AM
How many of you knit at the beach? I did and it was sooooo relaxing in front of the waves. The rythm of it all was so soothing. Here's some photos. My knitting, my son and his dad splashing in the ocean, and this huge tree stump just sittin there on the beach.

orcoastknitter
07-17-2007, 01:29 AM
What beach is that femmy?

I live about 15 minutes from the beach but it lately it's been a little too windy. I might try it towards the end of summer when it's usually better weather.

Maybe for the time being I should try knitting at the lake?

redheadrachel
07-17-2007, 01:53 AM
Wow, that looks beautiful! It's something I've got to try! :D

snephenie
07-17-2007, 02:09 AM
I'm at the beach every weekend...However I am always being tugged on by one of the kids that I'm afraid to get sand in my projects....

Maybe next time I'll work on the market bag I've been wanting to make FOR the beach!!! :)

zkimom
07-17-2007, 09:04 AM
We go to a lake beach but I always have knitting with me when I go. My kids are old enough that they can go in the water and swim while I knit. My fave thing to do on a hot day!

Stiney
07-17-2007, 09:44 AM
I was at the Outer Banks the week before last, but I was too scared to bring my knitting. It's too windy, too much sand, and I didn't entirely trust my cousins not to abscond with my sweater (on my Options!) and run into the ocean. :teehee:

Knitting_Guy
07-17-2007, 10:02 AM
I haven't knit at the beach yet but I'm sure I will eventually. Sounds very relaxing.

feministmama
07-17-2007, 10:06 AM
What beach is that femmy?


It's outside Tillamook at Cape Mears. I think this particular beach is called Bay Ocean spit. It's a wierd little strip of land like a huge sandbar that you have to drive aaaaaallll the way around to get to. Lots of Birds there, some kind of vulture things, and cranes and funky black sea birds. Lots of flowers. And a lighthouse. Very quiet. Hardly any people. Not windy. Water warm enough to body surf in.

KathyinCali
07-17-2007, 10:21 AM
I love to knit at the beach, river, etc. I'm going to be surfing for 10 days in Mexico next week and I have a pair of socks I'm starting just for the occasion. :) I love summer...

loveswildflowers
07-17-2007, 11:05 AM
I did it our last beach vacation (last summer at the Outer Banks). I enjoyed it, but I found sand in the bottom of my knitting bag and in my yarn and project afterward. Stiney my DH would be envious of your vacation last week. He could go to the OBX every year, but I persuaded him to take me to Santa Fe this year!

Stiney
07-17-2007, 12:45 PM
My dad's family does go every year. :teehee: They rent the same house, even.

I don't get to go every year, and I probably won't go next year. I love it there, too, though.

GinnyG
07-17-2007, 12:53 PM
I'm headed to the beach next month and wondered if I dare try "beach knitting". This past spring I did some beach knitting but the weather was much cooler. I figure I'll work on a small project like a hat.

mari_13
07-17-2007, 01:10 PM
I'm going to Puerto Rico in a month and would really like to bring my knitting by my son, 13 months, thinks they are toys and wants to play too :oo:. My DH and I are getting some time alone (son will be with my mom) for a couple nights so I'll knit then.

panchita
07-18-2007, 10:44 AM
I'm going to Puerto Rico in a month and would really like to bring my knitting by my son, 13 months, thinks they are toys and wants to play too :oo:. My DH and I are getting some time alone (son will be with my mom) for a couple nights so I'll knit then.


I can think of better things to do with DH on a couple of nights alone...:heart::heart:

On second thought...:think:

mkkl19
07-18-2007, 11:38 PM
LOL!:roflhard: My husband would be grumpy :mad: if I brought knitting on a trip without the kids. I'm sure he would have other ideas.:heart::heart::heart: Although it sounds kind of nice to me, my son (19 months) likes to try and help me knit too!

kahluakiggy
07-19-2007, 10:46 AM
I took my knitting to Reid State Park in Maine, but I discovered a drawback that had nothing to do with sand in my knitting. I went swimming to cool off, then sat down to knit. I pushed a knitting needle through my waterlogged thumb. Oops. :rofl:

Knit Mom
07-19-2007, 03:04 PM
I would be to chicken to take my knitting to the beach. :pout:

PammieJR
07-19-2007, 06:32 PM
I live outside of San Diego and I take my knitting to the beach in Oceanside all the time. Nothing complicated or delicate, usually a discloth or something of the like.

I just moved out here in October and I remember when the idea of bringing knitting to the beach. I thought nah, it will just get messed up...but the sand comes right off. I am so glad I dared to knit at the beach!

I LURVE knitting on the beach...it is beyond relaxing and just nice. I look at it as a productive way to get a tan