Monday, October 08, 2007

Sock and Shore

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Sock debuts at Surfside.

Recognize the twisted rib cuff? It's the start of the very popular Monkey. So many people have raved about this pattern that I knew I would have to try it eventually. I may even knit it just as it's written and forgo my favorite short-row heels and toes. I'll decide when I get to that point. The yarn is Mama Llama's Original Sock in the Blue Jeans colorway.

After working very hard in the house on Friday and part of Saturday, I took my own advice to get out and enjoy God's beautiful creation. John and I drove to Surfside Beach, but realized right away that this was not the beach for us. The water looked good for fishing, but there were no shells and too many people--not what we were hoping for.

The only thing to do was change our plans and go to Matagorda Beach. I don't think we'll go anywhere else from now on. This is our favorite place and we appreciate it more each time we are there.

I saw some different things at Matagorda this trip. Not sure what this contraption is called, but it seats two and they sure did have fun flying around in it.

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Hang on!

This was also the first time I've seen a horse on this beach.

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Do horseshoes rust in salt water?

However, it was not the first time to see the colors of the sunset light up the shore. It's something I will never grow tired of watching.

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We're planning to go back to Matagorda next weekend. You're not surprised, are you?

14 comments:

  1. The beach looks beautiful! I can't wait to see how that yarn looks as Monkeys, and I hope you enjoy knitting them!

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  2. No I'm not surprised, who could stay away from that beautiful beach.
    The yarn is really pretty. I'd like to try that Monkey pattern myself one of these days.

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  3. SSooooo, I'll be out to visit you, in, say, 3-4 days? Hmm? that okay? :-) (if you say yes, be careful...I might never leave) :-)

    I've always had a fantasy of riding a horse on the beach. Both horse and rider look like they're enjoying themselves.

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  4. What a great day! My girls would be beside themselves with glee to see a horse at the beach. I love the sock yarn.

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  5. Oh, it makes me long to get to Cape Cod before the weather turns too cold:-) I used to ride my horses on the beach, can't think of anything much more peaceful!

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  6. What a beautiful peaceful day. I have to confess, I'm envious. I love the picture of the horse on the beach. It seems like paradise. OK, but then so does the knitting on the beach.

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  7. So beautiful! You and John sure go to some wonderful places!

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  8. We are not allowed to have horses on the public beaches here, but that sure would be a lot of fun. I can't wait to see the next pair of socks!

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  9. Sigh. The ocean. It's been too long.

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  10. I love that last photo!

    PS--I finally started a big felted pumpkin!

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  11. Wow! matagora bay, very beautiful.... i love the photo of the woman on the horse... I haven't seen a horse on the beach like that since i was a girl! can't wait to see how the socks gonna turn out :)

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  13. What a lovely day! The beach looks amazing and peaceful. I can't wait to see how your monkey socks turn out. I see the pattern a lot, also, but haven't worked that particular pattern.

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~Tracy