Friday, July 28, 2006

Socks on the Beach

It was hot the other night, so we took the boys to one of the local beaches. I'm terrible -- all the nice white sand beaches around here, and that's the first time this year we've gone. I bought a couple of these totes for $1 at one of the local grocery stores. I thought it would be kinda neat for socks in progress. Gotta be careful I don't lose a needle out one of the holes, though.

I took my rpms with me, but I only knit two or three rounds. Since then I think I have three full pattern repeats completed. I haven't been knitting a lot lately. Here's a sandy shot, then one of the Atlantic Ocean in the background.

The boys had lots of play time. The tide was coming in, so there was a warm strip of water for the boys to play in. This beach kinda dips down, then up, then down again, so when it's low tide there's a "brook" of ocean water that gets really warm, and it only gets up to about my knees at the deepest part. Perfect for kids to play in. The water is too cold for me to venture into normally.

Course, what's a trip to the beach without the customary child-in-a-hole game!

Then there was the wonderful Try to Keep the Hole Filled With Water Game. Here comes MuscleBob BuffPants with a big bucket of water. After several trips he finally realized that the water just wasn't going to stay in the hole. He had fun, though.

It was a good evening. I was careful not to get sand in my socks. (I really just wanted some cool pictures of them at the beach in all honesty!) We took a walk down the beach before we left, and MuscleBob had the biggest freak-out when he finally noticed sand fleas. (Can't find a good link.) All they do is jump around on the sand, but he saw them, and that was enough to set him off on a high-stepping, screaming, crying fit down the beach. Then I think he stepped on some dried up seaweed, that made it worse. Hope he doesn't do that the next time we go.

We took the boys to the Big Ex on Thursday. I forgot my camera but used hubby's cell phone. Once I get the pictures transferred I'll try to post some of them. If they're any good, that is.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna said...

You're brave to take your knitting to the beach! I would get it full of sand and lose things!
Today is definitely a beach day but I am going to sit home in front of my fan.

3:25 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Oh, they look like they had such a great time! :)

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

I don't know what I love more, your socks or the ocean! Okay, your socks are going to be so totally cool, I love the colorline you're using - but the ocean sent me dreaming! I can't believe it's already a month since I've been to the ocean, and boy, do I miss it! I didn't know you've got such beautiful beaches over there, one day I'll certainly have to check them out myself!
I so enjoyed to see the pics of your boys having fun in the sun, they seem to have had such a wonderful time - hey, I guess you'll have to go there more often with them, no? ;) Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing!

5:13 AM  
Blogger Amy Lane said...

Nice tote...I'm too afraid to knit on the beach...too much sand in all my wool... I should get over that!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Cool! Now I can show my hubby that I am not the only one who takes my knitting to the beach...and the pool...and all car rides of more than ten minutes....

10:00 AM  

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