Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Knitting by the Sea

One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I forgot how soothing it is to be near the ocean, needles in hand, listening to the rhythmic crashing of the waves. When I knit on the beach, I like to knit simple patterns so my hands can move from memory and my mind can take a much-needed rest.

Last weekend I spent a day by the ocean and a night at a rustic retreat center in the forest.

It was like coming home after being away for a long, long time.


Tracey ~ Clover said...

Beautiful Stacy! A retreat sounds like a great way to spend a weekend.
I am surrounded by water, but for the most part get caught up in the day to day activities of life, not taking advantage of my surroundings. Thanks for the reminder.
PS- Love the quote, the Gift of the Sea is one of my favorite books!

Pumpkin said...

Oh, which pattern are you working with from Vogue in that lovely picture? I love how you describe the beach as being like home. That sounds like the perfect way to let go and breathe for a while.

Theresa said...

That view made my heart skip a beat:) SOOOOOO beautiful, soothing... I know you enjoyed your time by the Sea! Thanks for sharing with me! HUGS!

justjenn said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! What did you knit?

Dogwood said...

Fabulous photos! I love all of them. You are so creative!
Hugs, Cory

Maiden Jane said...

I love just about anything by the sea...but a retreat with knitting is my idea of perfect!