Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A day at the beach (or an hour in the cold)

We braved it at the beach today. Despite the fact that we had a frost this morning, the sun had come out and I thought it was worth a try. I wore a big fleece and wondered whether I would be too hot. No need to worry. It was freezing. The wind was absolutely howling. I paid for three hours in the car park but we were there only one. I took my sock knitting which kept me warm but it was a chilly experience. My son actually braved the sea. He went right up to his waist. What a hero. We then went down the road and got some fish and chips. Purely to warm ourselves up you understand.

My knitting sunning itself on the beach.

As you can see, the beach was packed.

My hero.

I have actually got to the sewing up stage of my Daisy cardigan. Yippee. Tonight I am going to sew in the sleeves so will hopefully be able to post a photo tomorrow.

I am quite pleased with it but not sure about the colours. I am quite sad that blog week is over. I thoroughly enjoyed reading everyones stories about knitting. Thank you so much to Eskimimi for organising it.


  1. Oh no! I've been thinking about going to the beach, I think I'll hold off a bit now! Which beach did you go to? It looks lovely.

  2. It is Burton Bradstock near Bridport in Dorset. It is part of the Jurassic Coast but the only fossil there yesterday was me I'm afraid. It is owned by the National Trust so there is free parking if you are a member. It has lovely walks on the cliff tops too, for those that are feeling energetic. I am really pleased with the photos. They were taken on my phone!

  3. Oh you were brave! Especially your son!
    There's nothing like fish and chips at the beach!
    Love the yarn in your last post!
    Rachel x

  4. British beaches are so lovely! Thank you for taking me with you!

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog - I truly appreciate it!

  5. ooh your knitting on the beach looks beautiful, but oh soooo cold xx

  6. I have been knitting the same half sock for about 2 years......I am not a prolific knitter :-)

    But I am encouraged to get going by all these lovely knitty blogs!

    Ali x

  7. Since I couldn't feel the chill, your lovely beach photos instantly made me breathe more deeply. :) Thank you so much for sharing!!

  8. It looks like it was a beautiful day!

  9. It is flipping freezing down at the seafront at the moment and I wouldn't even be able to step a toe in until at least August. Here's hoping it warms up soon.

    Nina x