I am lucky enough to live near a beach; actually many beaches. And I love to knit when I sit on the beach. There is something special about the soothing nature of the rolling waves, and the yarn easing its way through my fingers and making stitches on my needles.
But beach knitting can’t be just anything. I remember a long time ago working on a very complicated colorwork vest, one that required a lot of yarn on bobbins. That was a challenge in any location, much less a breezy, sunny, sandy locale. And I don’t really like working with heavy yarn when I’m on the beach. But a lightweight wool is fine, and cotton and cotton blends are perfect.
As I begin to plan my summer knitting, I’m thinking about choosing two projects: one that takes a little thinking and needs constant attention, like this
|Greta in Wrap It Up|
And one that is more mindless, for when I’m on the beach with other people, or when it’s a windy day.
|Nereid in Seaside Village|
Since it’s going to be hard to narrow down my choices, I might have to plan for more than two projects. After all, there is also knitting while watching baseball, or by the pool, or at the cottage in the woods – or just knitting in the summer when there is nowhere to be but home!
Do you knit at the beach or when you are camping in the mountains? Or in some other type of relaxing vacation setting? What is your summer knitting strategy?