Thursday, April 21, 2011

SEA BREEZE

When spending a day at the beach, I generally tote a towel, lotion, a book and a lacy hand knit shawl. I like to travel light, so why a shawl?

It's in case I want to stay and watch the sunset over the water. In late afternoon when cool breezes begins to blow off of the water a shawl comes in mighty handy.

This wind, officially known as "sea breeze," occurs in response to differences in temperature between a body of water and neighboring land. While any old sweatshirt would do, one of my hand-knit shawls feel more romantic for sunset viewing.

Today, I came across a shawl pin for beach-loving knitters (or shawl wearers).

It's from Knit Picks and I couldn't wait to share my find... after I ordered one for myself, of course! It also comes in a Cat Lovers version or with knitting or nature charms.

13 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for the link!

Kat :)

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

Your beach pics look so peaceful and inviting. You leave me longing for some seabreeze, wearing a shawl with that perfect pin!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Can I say that it is charming without eliciting groans? It really is sweet! Beautiful photos too. For me, I tote a book, some magazines, water, my ipod, sunglasses, sunscreen, baby powder, hair clips and a top in case it gets windy or I get too much sun. Phew! It sounds like a lot, but it works for me.

Roberta said...

I've been at Venice Beach this week and wishing I had a shawl! Funny. Would love to see yours and a simple pattern to make one Barbara. Love the pin!! xoRoberta

Katherines Corner said...

I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm off to your book site. now. Wishing you happiness and continued success, Katherine

Alison Gibbs said...

Loving the idea of the knitted shawl, just perfect for watching the sunset

Hendersonville Blinds said...

The beach .. I love going to the beach. That means I'm on vacation. Away from work ... relaxing ... destressing ... My favorite beach so far is still Boracay.

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Hi Barbara. It's good to see your beautiful face again. I'm so happy for you and all you're doing.

Please do another post about Paris for those of us who are still planning and dreaming about going there at the right time.
Happy thoughts, Brook

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I can't believe I just found your blog! I purchased your book at a cute little shop in Venice Florida, and I love it. I chose the very same picture that you have as your header, as an inspiration to redecorate my sunroom. I love that photo, and I love all the pics in your book. Very inspiring!

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and have signed up as a follower. I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
x
Melissah

Cassy said...

Your photos of a beach are so nice. Love to be in the beach to relax and unwind from the stressful life that i have lately.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

San Bernardino logo design said...

i have so many wonderful memories of the beach. it would be so good to relive all of them.

dublin said...

Love the images, so relaxing. Pin looks beautiful, very pretty.