I’m not really a beach person despite that our family vacations were always to the beach on St. Martin. We no longer go there after Hurricane Irma destroyed the island a few years ago. Even when we went to Naples this past winter we never went to the beach.
But our good friends, Jim and Barbara Cleary, own a wonderful beach house in Duck, NC. It is literally on the beach. So much like what made the resort in St. Martin tolerable for me, I can easily walk back to the house for a bathroom break or a drink. We are so fortunate that they invite us for a visit each summer.
Now that I’ve become a knitter, I enjoy knitting on the beach. I even created a “beach” knitting bag. I found that the wine bags that grocery stores give you when you buy 6 or more bottles of wine, never a problem, is perfect for storing a project on the beach. It keeps sand from getting in and on my “real” knitting bag, a quilted tote. The ball of yarn can unwind easily in it’s section of the bag. It also stores my wireless ear buds and an old phone I use as an audiobook player. It’s a perfect beach tote. It’s also a little fun to do something different for vacation knitting.