Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Home Again


For those of you keeping track, I'm home from vacation. As always, we had a really good time relaxing in the sun, swimming in the ocean. Seems like this year we did less than usual, but ended up more exhausted at the end of the day. Maybe it's just that everyone's getting older.

I didn't get a whole lot of knitting done, although I did make it up to the gusset decreases on the first Koigu Jaywalker. Knitting on the beach is just all kinds of fun.

The house we stay in is right next to a protected dune area, so our stretch of the beach is practically deserted. There are only a few houses nearby, and our beach chairs were on the end, so it was very peaceful and private.


Last year, our vacation was cut short a few days because of a hurricane. I think a few of us were worried about the prospect of it happening again, but we needn't have been concerned. There was absolutely no rain the entire week, although the skies did cloud up threateningly a couple of times. We definitely lucked out, weather-wise!

We didn't spend all our time on the beach, however. We had dinner one night at Cafe 30-A, which is turning into a tradition, and for good reason. We made the trip into Seaside for some shopping and browsing. It's a very quaint little sea resort, full of pastel houses and overpriced shops. Seaside's always good for a quick walkthrough though.

And we took a ocean voyage on the Seablaster, a.k.a. The Beer Boat, another tradition. I did bring my knitting along for this excursion.

But first, look and see how amazingly green and clear the water was. It went on like this for miles and miles.

And I'll leave you with a knitting-related photo from the I-Swear-I-Thought-I-Got-His-Face-In-The-Picture file. One of the deckhands on the Seablaster was kind enough to pose with my Koigu Jaywalker. Just wanted to share it with my readers:

35 comments:

Kimberly said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Love the deckhand - who needs a face when he has a torso like that! ;)

Rhonda said...

Yeah, I agree, who needs the face.

Anonymous said...

Wow -- love that last pic. :O

You should have something coming your way soon from Canada! Hope you enjoy it.

Your One Skein SP

Karen said...

That is THE BEST knitting-related picture I have every seen!!! You should use it as your desktop wallpaper - LOL. The entire trip sounds lovely.

Susan said...

Well, that totally beats the photo of Russell Crowe holding some knitting! What a great vacation that must have been.

Diana said...

Wow! That guy is buff! Forget the knitting project, we'll take a full view pic of him!!!

Laura said...

I agree with everyone else, face not needed!!! What an awesome picture. That should be a knitting postcard somewhere.

Jae said...

I thought the first pic of the beach was nice, but as I scrolled down it only got better. ;)

katie said...

Well, that's the best advertisement for Koigu that I've ever seen!

Glad you had a good vacation.

Catherine said...

drooool... that's really nice and great and sexy... yarn. we definetely need more yarn advertisements like that... looks like a great vaca!

Knitty Cat said...

mmm yummy

lobstah said...

Ahhh...this looks SO relaxing!

Beth said...

Now he's a tasty bit!

Nancy said...

Koigu should hire him. Thanks for the picture, I think I am going to put it on my ipod for inspiration.

KnittingJones said...

As a fellow lawyer who knits, I love your blog name! And where can I get one of those "sock holders?" :)

Beth S. said...

Wow. Blissful from start to finish, it looks like. I love the beach but loathe the crowds, so you were really lucky to find such a deserted spot!

jessica~ said...

Whoa.
Knitting? There was knitting in that photo? ;)

Joanne M said...

Nice scenery! There was Koigu in that picture?

Crazy About Sox said...

Luv the vacation pic's, thanx for sharing... But are you sure that the deckhand was holding a sock, I didn't see one...Maybe I'll just have to take a second look :)

Sara said...

Great vacation pictures...almost made me homesick for Florida...but not quite...

You know everyone should have a "yarn boy" that looks like that...

Susan said...

Wow I need to take that cruise and I wouldn't even care about the knitting.

Sharon said...

Nice pics!! Yes I believe you that you got his face in the picture ;)

Fannie Pie said...

Uh... thanks for that! I agree that's wallpaper material...

you may have started a trend of sock 'pin ups'. hope so.

Fannie Pie said...

Uh... thanks for that! I agree that's wallpaper material...

you may have started a trend of sock 'pin ups'. hope so.

Trixie said...

Mm, yes, I do believe I'll take one of those... yes... I believe I will...

Anonymous said...

We were definately keeping track! We missed you. Looks like you had a great vacation!
I'm writing this comment on an old, sad desktop that refuses to load your pictures. It's killing me reading the comments, I must see that photo of the deckhand. . .

Kirsten said...

Okay, I got the photos to load, I get it! :) BTW, the last Anonymous comment was me, don't ask, blame the archaic computer!

Terri said...

Is it alright if I put Johnny Depp's face on the deckhand?

Katherine said...

Holy Toledo! Who needs a face when the body looks like that? Do you even remember what his face looked like? Great sock photo. As vacations go this one looks like a winner.

Emma said...

I think Johnny Depp's head would look great....

sarah said...

What Koigu? ; )

Becky said...

Wow - I am jealous. What a lovely vacation spot. I really like the yarn you are knitting with!

ChelleC said...

Yeah, the beach shots were relaxing. The sock is nice, but the model. Ah, yes. Looks like you had a blast.

Jo said...

Hi, Emma, dropped in to check your weblog and love it! I even know the Panhandle - thought it was a wonderful area. Nice and cool and damp here in Ireland after a heatwave of - oh 70 or so. That's frighteningly hot for us, honestly! Do you have to show so many gorgeous yarns? It's constant temptation. I'll trade your deck hand for my wool merchant (see my weblog of a couple of days ago).
Slainte
Jo
celticmemoryyarns.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Great picture of the Koigu - and I agree - you don't need a head with a body like that.