I also made it to the end of the first long boring chart of my Icarus Shawl. The end is in sight, but I had yarn waiting on me when I got home and I immediately cast on for Rusted Root. I am using the recommended yarn, my color is 'Harvest'. I really think the yarn is a bit splitty, but it feels nice and knits up nice and even. I think Icarus will be on hold until I crank out this baby! I have loved it since the moment I saw it and can't wait to wear it! I managed to knit this much last night while watching Hero- a great movie, but reading subtitles and a knitting pattern at the same time means slow knitting for me.Also waiting at home was a little swap package from Steph. I commented on a pretty cami she made that was too small for her and she offered to send it to me...we decided to do a little swap and not only did she send me the cami, but an awesome zippered pouch as well! No more knitting notions in ziploc baggies! yay! (Photo courtesy of the Boy Wonder) Thank you so much Steph, the cami fits great ( I have had it on all day!) and the pouch is just what I needed! I bow to your awesome sewing skills!
Here are a few of my favorite pics from our trip to Sunset Beach, in my opinion the best beach in NC. The beach is very clean and quiet and the sand stretches for miles...
Here are the kids at the Kindred Spirit mailbox on Bird Island...No, we neither went nude or saw the 'nuddies' as my MIL calls them. The kids and I walked to the end of the island for a picnic on The Girl Wonder's 11th birthday. We left our mark in one of the notebooks within. We had a great time together enjoying nature- both of the kids found sand dollars, sea snails and
this little crab
Here is their little cousin swimming on the beach
and the Boy Wonder saluting the flag on the USS North Carolina
(I have no idea what Blogger has done to my photos to make them look so fuzzy. Any ideas?)