Friday, August 18, 2006

Beach Bums

It's funny how hotels at the Jersey shore don't have internet access. I suppose folks take the word "vacation" too seriously for bloggers. I could have trucked to the internet cafe on the boards, but knew everyone would understand. After all, I was on a beach vacation with my husband, two boys, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, quasi-sister-in-law, her daughter and her daughter's friend. Tons of people, tons of confusion, tons of contention. Enough said.

But progress was made, believe it or not. While everyone slept each morning, I hauled The Yarn Sniffer to the pool every day and knit. Then we either hit the beach or the boards.

Here's Sock enjoying the pool at the beginning of the vacation:

And here it is at the end.

Not much progress, but that's because work commenced on the Sheep Shawl.

It's very hard to see progress here, but I'm completely through the Sunshine Lace chart and I'm on to the Orchard Lace chart. After this, I need to make it through the Village, Sunflower, Sheep and Grass charts, with a four-stitch increase on each pattern. I'm really starting to worry that this isn't going to be done by the end of the month. However, if necessary, I will designate my finish line to be the end of the chart I'm working on closest to the end of the month. Had I not been preoccupied with Charlotte, this might have been done. Oh well. It's a Christmas gift, so as long as progress is smooth and steady ...

Consider what I found in our hotel bathroom one morning to be a tremendous stumbling block.

That's a washcloth for scale. ICK!!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for your offer - but, thankfully, Rosie's had a bit left - enough for me to finish, I think!

Hope you're enjoying the shore - I was in AC last week for only one day, and it wasn't enough!!!