beachy goodness

I took enough yarn with me down the shore to knit an entire sweater. I told myself “you have one week: get it done.” I knew this was risky, given I would not have my (small but good) library of knitting books on hand as reference, as I was designing my first set-in sleeve. I knew i would have internet access and could easily read great tutorials on armscyes on knitty, and I could use the fantastic armscye calculator, created by my friend Elinor of Exercise Before Knitting’s genius husband. I knew if all else failed I could wing it and it would probably be okay. But instead . . .

365x3.222 • the girls (by mintyfreshflavor)

crabbing in the rain (by mintyfreshflavor)

Minty v. Crab. (by kriegs)

365x3.226 • last night hoppity (by mintyfreshflavor)

Yeah, I didn’t knit a single stitch. Didn’t touch the yarn, didn’t look anything up. I jumped in upon my return and am cranking along—of course, I’m also freaking out about those armscyes. All the references and reading in the world can’t help me i don’t think. I just have to do it!

14 Responses to beachy goodness

  1. NJStacie says:

    Heh heh! Of course you didn’t knit a stitch – the call of The Shore beckoned! Looks like you had a great time :)
    Don’t freak out about the armscyes – just do it, but be a little bit prepared to tear things out a bit :)

  2. Dee says:

    Seaside Park —- ahhhh, fond memories of Seaside Park. DH’s family had a house on “M” Street. Our very first “date” was to Seaside Park.

    Cute photo of the crab —– yum, DINNER!

  3. Julie says:

    Ah well, there’s plenty of time for knitting! I LOVE the second photo – is it a “frame” that you got or did you somehow do it yourself?

  4. Julie says:

    I do the exact same thing when I go on holiday- tell myself that I’ll ge tall this knitting done, and then barely touch it. Looks like you had a blast!!

  5. mai says:

    great photos! the first jumpity photo makes me smile :) super cute poses!

    also, did you get some maruca’s? i need to live vicariously through you!!!

  6. margaux says:

    ahh looks like so much fun!!! and i don’t blame you on the armscyes… i “get it” but I don’t get it at the same time… I’ll be over here cheering you on!! (and when you do get it, prob gonna ask you for help ;-))

  7. Claudia says:

    Sometimes, I think it’s very important to put down the knitting and just get out and jumpity. It looks like you had an awesome time at the beach – good luck with the arm scyes (they scare the snot out of me, too).

  8. Elinor says:

    Oooh, I’m glad the calculator’s been helpful! I use it all the time now. Aaron’s working on a program that draws schematics for you. Now THAT will be useful.

    Also, it’s much better to enjoy the vacation than to return with a finished sweater! I never get any good knitting done on vacation. Good luck with the math now that you’re back.

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