Knitting at the Beach

This morning I took a peek at the few rows of cabling I tackled while in the grip of yesterday’s headache. Well, I had to unravel and reknit a few rows! (Lesson learned: No cable knitting when battling a severe headache.)

Later the grandkids were over, and, after putting a batch of chocolate chip mandelbread in the oven, my granddaughter sat on my lap for her first knitting lesson. (I have grand hopes she’ll be a knitter!)

We went to the river later, and I sat in the sand knitting while the kids splashed and threw rocks. A lady with a big black lab came up to ask about my knitting. While the kids and the dog amused themselves with a tennis ball, the woman (another knitter) and I chatted.

She was very surprised I was knitting with a silk-wool blend. (Thor’s vest out of Chelsea Silk.)

“What,” she said, “but there’s sand all over it! Aren’t you worried that’ll ruin it?”

Ahhh, not at all. We had a nice chat. Turns out she has knit only with acrylic and always has been afraid to use anything else.

Not any more!

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About sweatyknitter

Fiber art devotee, author, and amateur artisan bread baker.
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