Knitting in public almost always attracts curiosity, stares, and the occasional “hey what are you making?” or “my grandma does that” I love to see people’s reaction, especially when they see me knitting on the beach in 85-degree weather. Classic.
I was fortunate enough to go to Florida last weekend to visit family. My mom flew down from Illinois and it was a great to spend time together, and to get away from the looming bitter winter ahead of us. I try to go there at least once a year, sometimes twice (if I’m lucky).
The daily activities were: staying at our favorite resort, Chi-Chi’s at the Tiki bar, eating at our favorite restaurants on the circle, mimosa-filled brunches, QT with family, sun bathing and knits – it’s perfect.
Just look at this view, knitting chair included:
Sometimes I skip the knits because I don’t want to get sand in my WIP, or get it all oily from my sunscreen. But this time, I brought a scarf and a sweater sleeve. Ambitious. I wasn’t entirely productive, but I thoroughly enjoyed the couple of rows I completed in between shell hunting, drinking colorful cocktails and dozing off for a nap every hour.
The beach was excellent (as usual), the weather was a solid 85 degrees and sunny every day, and there was no shortage of good food and drinks. Quality time with the Ma is always a plus as well (Hi Mom, xo)!
However, the beach did not inspire me to finish my “Sewrella’s holiday knit a long” Instead, I’m now 1.5 weeks behind and stuck on “sleeve island.”
I didn’t go home with completed sleeves, but I did go home with a decent tan that will delay my winter pasty-ness, win. Maybe I’ll finish them this weekend, or not.
What are your go-to projects to bring with you on your trips? Do you ever have high hopes in being productive on your knit projects but get caught-up in the greatness of doing absolutely nothing instead?