Monday, June 16, 2008

Life In Myrtle Beach

I arrived safe and sound on Friday afternoon around 1pm.  I had a delightful flight on a Delta Connection flight straight from LGA to MYR.  With the increasing costs of flying these days, let me just tell you how shocked I was that in addition to receiving complementary soft drinks on the flight, we also were giving  a choice between several real snacks.  We even had the option of taking seconds!  Wow.

By 4pm my sister and I had donned out swimsuits and found ourselves laying by the pool in her neighborhood for a couple of hours.  Ahhh.  The relief of the pool was wonderful for me. I will say my first day in MB was awesome.

I committed myself to running while I am here.  The beginning of my marathon training is right around the corner and I want to get in some running while here.  I got up early on Saturday morning and went for a 3 mile running around the neighborhood.  The neighborhood my sis lives in is still under development in some parts.  Well all I can say is I was swarmed with horseflies in the lesser developed area.  All I could think of was killer bees and that my sis would find my body laying in the middle of the road with the flies picking over my flesh.  But alas I survived and my run turned into a 4 to 4.5 mile run.

I do have some knitting to share.  When I ran out of yarn for my Coquette Lace Tube Top I decided to start another one of my summer knitting projects.  Below is a picture of my Ribs and Lace Tank from Interweave Knits.  I can't remember the issue right now, as I left this knitting sitting in New York. 

I am using Berrocco Touche yarn in black for this knit.  I am working on the 11 inches of knit for the straps and then just have a little bit to do on the back before I am finished. If I hadn't spent the last two days before my trip trying to pack and stuff, I probably would have finished it before I came to Myrtle Beach.

Mary Beth, Mom and I went on a little yarn crawl today.  I will post about it later in the week.  Some yarny goodness to share.  I also finished knitting the front of my Prairie Tunic and started a new project and started a new project (pics to come).


  1. The pool sounds marvelous and I hope you can avoid the horseflies on your next run. I really really don't like those guys.

    The knitting looks great. Enjoy your vacation!!!!

  2. I was just wondering if you and MB were going on any yarn excursions. The halte ris looking gorgeous.
    Watch out for those flies!

  3. That Ribs and Lace Tank looks beautiful!

    The pool sounds so nice. Enjoy your vacation!

  4. Ahhhh. We are relaxing so nicely. Yarn shopping is always fun & it's been a couple of months since I have gotten to do so. Love the tunic. It looks so interesting & I think it would be a fun knit.

  5. The Ribs and Lace Tank is hot hot hot. Don't put it on because the flies will definitely swarm you then, it's so sweet. Good luck with your running, beware of the heat.