Sunday, June 11, 2006

Knitting by the beach

It didn't turn out as planned, me vegetating under the palm trees on a deckchair, knitting and reading while the kids (more like young adults now!) and DH laze around the pool for the 4 days we were vacationing in PD (Port Dickson). There were no deckchairs, it's a long story which I won't go into, anyway I settled for the couch in the living room.

The sunset from our balcony was fantastic as you can see from the picture and we took more at the beach. It's been ages since we've had a 'bonding' holiday like this and it's a good change from rushing and following tour schedules. DH and JS got into the World Cup mood with the crowd in the lounge downstairs while I knitted away with an action pack HBO movie.

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Look what I got!Choptick holders made from rattan and woven cloth for needle holders during our day trip to Malacca. The size of the hand painted wooden boxes is just perfect for my DPNs and stitch holders. The smaller one will definitely keep many stitch markers.


Aren't obsessed knitters like us a little dotty sometimes? I'm always on the lookout for something I can use for my knitting paraphernalia and luckily for the family, there aren't any LYS around!

5 comments:

Mimi said...

Sounds like you had a relaxing vacation. Great pictures! I've been to Malacca once, but only did a quick tour in the town.

I'm like you, I enjoy looking for things that I could use on my knitting life! :)
I love your idea of the chopsticks holder.

opportunityknits said...

Looked like you had a relaxing holiday. Those cloth holders are really pretty and the wooden boxes reminds me of a pencil box I had when I was little.

celia said...

Hey, that's so cool! I never thought of using the chopstick cases as needle holders before. brilliant!

Kathy said...

For no Local LYS you are doing so well. Great stick cases. Love the yarn in the current post in blues as well. I'll have to check her site out!

Dove Knits said...

Wow, look at those sunsets! How beautiful!

What a great idea for DPN holders :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog and your sweet comment on my scarf. I hope you don't mind if I stroll trough your blog!