And what was the beach knitting?
A perfectly portable pair of Ms Potter Mittens.
Two pairs actually. The darker pair (left of hat) is knitted in Rowan Tapestry colour Pot Pourri.
The lighter pair (right of hat) is knitted in Sublime Kid Mohair shade 025. It's a more subtle colour than appears here - a lovely dusky pearly greyish pink.
Since the Sublime yarn is a more glamorous option, (soft and mo'hairy - mo hairy - more hairy, geddit?) I decided to go for a longer length at the wrist, and a flare/ruffle effect. I included an eyelet row after the flare which eventually will get a ribbon - when I find the perfect shade. 1st stop in the ribbon hunt will be the Fabric Gallery in the Arcade in Bray.
And yes, knickers did come on holiday too, as well as knitting.
* Photos courtesy of my lovely friend and colleague Elena visiting From Madrid - Muchos Gracias Elena!