6.21.2017

easing into summer


Breathing a huge sigh of relief that another school year is over! Now summer can truly start. We've been keeping it slow & relaxed on our days off: sleeping in an hour later, hanging out at the beach, treating ourselves to Rita's in the hot afternoon heat (totally addicted to their mango ice & vanilla custard gelati) & enjoying some easy summer meals. We even recently found a hidden local gem, a secluded creek with its own tiny deserted island & a dock just big enough for my beach chair. While the guys play with their kayaks & paddle boards, I've been making good progress on my cozy memories blanket.


being kind to my future self by weaving in the ends as I go along

A blanket might not be the most ideal summer project but adding those colorful squares is addictively fun. Keeping it in a lightweight cotton project bag makes the knitting more manageable.


As far as the summer reading list goes, I have a delicious stack of novels just waiting for some attention. I am midway through this one by Alice Hoffman and really loving it. The story is set in New York City during the early nineteen hundreds and is a compelling mix of history, mystery and love story, all of which is my cup of tea.

I hope that your summer is off to a good start as well. We are heading to the ocean next week so I am counting on getting lots of knitting and reading in.

9 comments:

  1. Activities like these make Summer great. How fun! I am addicted to Rita's. :) I can't get through a summer without my ices. Your blanket is looking wonderful. You know if you need any scraps...just say the word.

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  2. oh, yeah!!! a book to add to MY beach reading list. (We head there in a little over a month....and I'm ready to move on from conservation books for a while!!!!!) Your blanket is looking great, too. Love it!!!

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  3. I'm glad your summer is full of R&R. I love seeing your WIP's and look forward to your visits on WCAWS. Thank you for your sweet comments about my girls and the totes. I hope your son receives great support at his school and any kind of progress, no matter how small, is progress and counts.

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  4. Sounds like you've got the makings for a perfect summer all lined up!! Enjoy xo

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  5. I Love the blanket and I love Alice Hoffman. I should visit the library tomorrow. Happy Summer !

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  6. This sounds like you are having the perfect summer. And your future self is going to be SO happy that those ends are all woven in already!

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  7. Sounds like your summer is going to be perfect! your blanket is looking so good so far, and that book you are reading sounds SO good. What an awesome title.

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  8. My summer looks to be a hat variety. Or things that are light and and quick.

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  9. ooo mango and vanilla custard! sign me up! That sounds like a very pleasant way to ease one's self into summer. Enjoy. I love your blanket, summer or not, now is always the time to knit what you want. hehe. I love the colorways your socks in the photo are in. SWOON city.

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