Friday, July 18, 2008

In Which We Go to Sea

So my friend Cindi says, "Come on. We should do this. it will be fun!"
And you know what? She was right.

We signed up to go on an 8-day roundtrip knitting cruise: Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Victoria, Seattle.
  • There were 115 knitters on board with us.

  • We visited 6 yarn stores, including the wonderful Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria.
  • We met the awesome Brenda Dayne of the Cast-On podcast.

  • We met the awesome Amy Singer from
  • We met the awesome Heather from Craft Lit.
  • We met awesome knitters from all over the US and Canada. (Hi Deborah, and Meg, and Lisa, and Melinda, and Jasmin, and Jennie the Potter and mom (hope the leg is all healed!),and Sharon, and Jamie, and the VicKnitChick, and Andrea, and many other wonderful, talented, and nice knitters!)

  • Sometimes we knitted all day.

  • Sometimes we knitted late into the night.
  • Somedays we were so busy chatting and having fun, we didn't knit at all!
  • And we even managed to do some sightseeing.

We had a great time on the cruise, and the Big Lesson we took away was: If you meet great people who make your days enjoyable, then making lemonade can be so much fun you forget you started with some lemons.

(Also, yarn and goodies go a long way to make knitters happy. But you knew that already, right?)

1 comment:

mjm knitting said...

Hey Beth,

Thanks so much for the well wishes.

At least two wedding photos should be up on my blog by the time you read my little comment.

Lovely recap of the cruise.

Take Care