Thursday, August 09, 2007

by the seashore

swish, sway, swing skirt...........by the seashore. It is by the seashore, that I would love to spend summers......ahhh just perfect! The temperatures hot, but with a cool breeze off the ocean, just what summer should be.
Lots of memories made::watching dolphins swim at sunrise::morning coffee and knitting with mom::finally reading and finishing a book::starting a new book::shelling with my kids::using used milk jugs to collect shells and other tiny treasures in::running across hot sand::watching my kids play in the ocean::playing in the ocean with my kids::knitting on the beach::playing tiles::enjoying my favorite wine::thrifting::bike rides::taking a day trip to jupiter::sneaking charlie away alone for a bike ride to the ice cream shop::needle pointing::short boat rides::fishing on the dock::watching the kids save the minnows that washed up with the surf::bringing the dead minnows home to use as bait::fruit/yogurt and flax seed bread everyday for lunch::sending the boys out the door with pappy to play golf::girl time.

Here is the skinny::
Pattern::swish, sway, swing skirt from the kids knitting notebook, size 28"
Yarn::Classic Elite Four Seasons, 3 skeins green color 7697, 1 skein yellow color 7612
Needles::size US 7
Notes:: Super super easy, knit in the round. I love this yarn. I think it truly can be worn in all four seasons! Amazing! Libby loves this skirt, and wants one in chocolate brown for the fall.
Modifications:: Libby wanted two colors, the pattern only calls for one. I changed to the second color after the increase round.
Looking forward to checking in with everyone and seeing what you have been up to!

36 comments:

Stacey said...

what wonderful pictures - it sounds like it was a heavenly vacation!!!

Kara said...

What a perfect summer. I almost felt the ocean breeze while reading your post. Heaven.

The skirt is too darling. Just perfect.

leslie said...

i'm glad you had a great holiday. and i am glad you're back.

Sarah said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Lots of memories made by the beach.

Felicia said...

Beautiful :)

kim said...

What a perfect vacation. Great photos and another adorable project for Libby! You've been missed, but I can see you're having a wonderful time.

mle said...

that skirt is just too cute on Libby! Oh I wish I were at the ocean!

Nora said...

Beautiful post and photos. Libby is a fantastic model!

So Much Fun said...

Leslie! that sounds like so much fun! How do you take such lovely pictures? Always? Welcome back and the skirt is really cute on Libby!

DAWN said...

Oh, your vacation looks so relaxing! the skirt is way to cute and I think the two colors was a brilliant decision.

Syndi said...

Beautiful! And the skirt is cute too. ;)

Yarn It said...

The skirt is sooo cute! Just perfect.

I am glad you had a nice vacation....it seems like complete heaven to me!

Kirsten said...

How adorable! I love the colors your daughter chose.
It sounds like a perfect vacation.

Kristin said...

Fabulous skirt!! tres, tres cute. It will be great in brown with tights for the fall.

La Cabeza Grande said...

I can hear the splash of the waves and feel the sand between my toes. What a perfectly captured feeling in pictures and knitwear!

opportunityknits said...

This skirt is really adorable! It looks lovely at the beach.

Carla said...

I don't knit at all, but I just had to tell you how adorable that skirt is. Love the colors. Glad you had such a nice vacation!

Pax *knits said...

It is a beautiful skirt.The color is really nice and suitable for summer seasons.

The_Add_Knitter said...

I love to needlepoint at the sea shore as well, how funny! The skirt is cute as ever, glad you had a nice trip.

Gigi said...

Libby looks wonderful in that skirt. You can tell she really loves it. Way to go mom!

Knitterella said...

Glad your back and really glad you had such an awesome time with your family!

Great photos and she looks super cute in that skirt!
Jill

lucy said...

Welcome back! Lovely skirt and beautiful moments on your vacation.

tiennie said...

Beautiful pictures! What a perfect knit for her! Glad it was a great holiday.

sheepish one said...

libby must take ballet, or have much grace. her point and ankle turn-out are so natural. anyway, glad you're back and blogging!

Yarnhog said...

That skirt is absolutely adorable! Like your daughter, I love the contrast color ruffle. (I have three boys, no girls, so girly knits always make me sigh with secret longing.)

shelly d said...

I loved reading you post with my morning coffee. Glad you're back and had a good time. Great photo's!!! Great skirt!!!

Denise said...

What a beautiful skirt, the pictures at the shore look so summery. I loved your post with all the links to your pics.

KeanaLee said...

ye3ah I just got back today, i will post some pics soon. We have to get together.

Jess said...

I have missed your updated blog.
Your pictures are beautiful. They made me miss the ocean terribly. The skirt is gorgeous- I think its perfect with 2 colors- Especially those colors. Lovely!

Kaet said...

it sounds like you and your family made some wonderful memories and had a fantastic time! it really reminds me of summers on nantucket and how the simplest things (ie bike rides to get ice cream) were the most meaningful and lasting memories in the long run...
that said, glad to have you back and love that skirt!

erin said...

trying to catch up - love the skirt!

Meggie said...

I LOVE libby's skirt...so adorable! Grat colors, too. Glad you had a good time in Vero, I spoke with your Mom today. She definitely needs a blog!

Obsessed with knitting said...

wondering if I could rent a child to wear adorable hand-knitted things...beautiful pics!

JL said...

Tks for sharing those wonderful pics with us, and i love the skirt.

amandajean said...

I LOVE THAT SKIRT!!! It's fabulous...and the photos are so wonderful too.

Alisha said...

Great skirt!!