Weekend in the sun

The Beach: Hermit crabs, climbing, sun and sand

We woke up Sunday morning and were lounging in a bed dripping with sunlight. Its October right? So we all agreed it was time to catch a ferry and go to the beach! I have lived in Seattle how long and have never been to Vashon Island, a 20 minute ferry ride away. It was time for swift corrective action (nothing happens swiftly around here but after 15+ years in Seattle we were ready to take the trip)! We made the ferry, hopped on shore and after a few twists and turns wound up in the sweet village of Vashon proper. We had a decadent breakfast at the Hardware store and then found ourselves at the local farmers market.

We thought we would hit a local pumpkin patch on our way to the beach but found ourselves at a local pumpkin carving contest with the Vashon Youth Council (VYC). Look for all entries on their website at the bottom of the left hand side. They graciously let us take our pumpkin home rather than displaying it in the town through Halloween. Thank you! Our first family carving.

After high jacking our pumpkin entry we headed to KVI beach. This is a private beach owned by a broadcasting company to house one of their broadcasting towers. That aside it is sweet, sandy, warm with wildlife galore and dog friendly. Very fun. Pera asked where we would be staying on the beach over night and then when found out we would not be camping was certain we could just stay anyways and sleep in the car.. We will be back.


A little pullover to keep a girl warm

Pera is a girl of many wonderful opinions. One of the current opinions is no coats! We just went from having naked time all day every day to sock and hat weather. So with that in mind I decided to make her a little sweater with a pocket friend to entice her. The yarn is bamboo. I love the soft feel of it. Pera loves the rabbit friend. Hopefully we will get a few good wears in it before the really cold weather hits. (So you don't think this is all she would wear, it is an additional layer to go over pants and a shirt like a smock). The sweater pattern came from Lucinda Guy's, And So To Bed. The pocket friend is from Knitted Animals by Anne -dorthe Grigaff, which I got out of the library. It is going to have to go on my long list of books we just need to have in this house. In fact thinking this year for Christmas Pera will get books, books, books. There are so many great ones out there and with the change in the weather we are spending many a rainy morning in bed reading. Joyous! Happy knitting!


Sweater in Action

Here is a sweater I made some time ago for my niece Mairin. It was so nice to flip computer on today and see this creation in action, smile. I have many more posts to come. Blogger is giving me some grief. But there will be more... Oh yes, much more