Savannah, GA

Besides from several inches of rain on Labor Day weekend, Tropical Storm Lee also brought along cooler temperatures. It’s nice going outside and not stewing in my own juices. In fact, it’s been cool enough to start drinking hot tea in the evenings and occasionally wear hand knit socks. These things suit me just fine. The cooler weather also makes it easier to look back on my visit to hot and humid Savannah, GA. So, a few things that caught my eye.

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All of these shots were taken on and around River Street. I’m looking forward to exploring more of the city when it isn’t the end of July. Maybe next year.

On the Road and the Beach

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This was what last Wednesday looked like. The dashboard and miles and miles of open road as the Bearded One and I took a much needed vacation to Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. Sock knitting and colorful yarn also played a large part.

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After awhile all the miles and trees and exits started to look the same.  The sock-in-progress did too but it was much more interesting than the ever repeating mile. The humble little sock, if anything that bright could be called humble, also taught me a neat trick. When the light was just right, I could see my reflection and my knitting in the passenger side window. I got to keep an eye on my knitting and the outside world without having to choose between the two when something interesting - that river for one - came by.* So long as the pattern is simple and repetitive, such as stockinette or ribbing, knitting by reflection shouldn’t be too hard. I wouldn’t want to try it with fair isle though.

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Eventually, we made our way to Tybee Island and the beach. The waves were small but there were dolphins, shells, and nice weather. Also, painful, stinging jellyfish but they were few and far between. 

I also managed to avoid my traditional beach sunburn.  85 SPF sun block is apparently the way to go.

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I’d also recommend watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean if you get the chance. It was a nice start to a day spent wandering Savannah and local yarn shops. More on that later.