Thursday, March 29, 2018

Full Week Already

 I've had to say so long for now to my parents-
here they posed for pics with great grands, 
my youngest sons two children.
 Mom and I sat and knitted while it rained outside the car;
we even played some cards!
All while waiting to pick up the boys after a visit.
I've never seen a 'cruise' ship in the St Johns River ;
we decided that it was an older model now in private use.
Wouldn't it be fun to have our own knitting cruise!?
 The Fringe Tree is in full bloom-
it always goes like this in a few days after being bare all winter.
 A sure sign that it is nearing the time for my parents to leave.
Bittersweet goodbyes but
the flowers are so sweet and fragrant.
 Will had his cast removed!  He was a bit apprehensive but he did fine!
 And he is adjusting to his new brace which he will wear for the next month!
And we refreshed ourselves at the beach-still has a bit of a chill in the wind but the sunshine was beautiful.  The boys played in the bit of surge on the shoreline-the wind was still strong and the rip currents were at their worst.  We had a very sweet time at the beach and had a hard time leaving!
And a new child's sweater is cast on for Eli,
who is pictured above.
I started it on the ride to the beach and knit on the way home, too.
I love how a top down sweater really moves along,
like beginning a shawl!
(I knit the first sweater for his sister so I bought some more of the same 
yarn to knit him a matching sweater.)
The pattern is Felix's Cardigan
by Jacki Kelly.

6 comments:

  1. What beautiful smiles! And yay for losing the cast. He's a trooper.

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  2. "See you soon" makes leaving easier. I've wondered about knitting cruises: I think it would be fun.

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  3. There are a lot of smiles in this post!

    Will is so brave! I was older than him when I broke my wrist (I was about 12) and that cast saw terrified the pants off me. I was convinced it was going to slice my arm open - even after the the doctor put it on his palm to show me it wouldn't cut skin!

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  4. The knit shop in Cocoa used to sponsor a cruise every year. Maybe they still do ....It's Knit and Stitch in Cocoa Village.

    The fringe tree is BEAUTIFUL. I don't think I've ever seen one.

    Happy and safe travels to your parents as you travel home.

    Looks like your little one was quite brave.

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  5. Yay Will! And hooray for beach therapy — that is a very good thing! It’s always amazing to see what a big transformation the fringe tree undergoes every year!

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