summer's end

Building a cruise ship with daddy

Love this purple house (also love the yarn store next to it)

A cupcake shop

Chance of Showers cardigan...makes for great beach knitting

Last week, we celebrated the little guy's eighth birthday with a trip to the ocean. His grandma L. also came down for her annual summer visit. Lots of beach knitting and visits to some local hidden gems here on the eastern shore. The week seemed to have flown by! The end of summer has caught us all by surprise and now it is back to school time for the little guy. He started third grade on Monday at the big kid's elementary school and I was a little worried about how he would adjust to his new environment. He seems to be dealing with the change better than his worry wart mama, thank goodness. On the knitting front, I am still working away on the Chance of Showers cardigan. I just have the lower lace edging and collar to finish. The creamy white cables in the last picture was a spur of the moment idea that just popped into my head. It will be my farewell to summer project, so check back on Friday to see what it is!

(linking up with WIP Wednesday)


  1. What a lovely vacation it looks like you had. I have a cousin who does the really intricate sand castles in VA. She does them for weddings and events. It's amazing what everyday items you can use to make patterns on sand. Hope little man enjoys his school year!

  2. I envy how close you are to the beach.....what a great way to end the summer....and start the new school year. Hope all goes well for the little guy. (Jacob--grandson #3---is also 8 and in the 3rd grade; he's much more studious than his 4th grade brother who lives for the next baseball game!) I really need to make that sweater.....love it!!!! I just bought some String Theory.....it's a plushy fingering wt....to thin??? HMMMMMM????


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