Before we get into the real story here, a quick look at my shawl. I am in the final decrease section of this sizable mohair wrap--and I think, final color. I went rogue on the striping sequence .
Anyway, here's what I really want to tell you about:As you know if you've had a glance here in the past 7 years, I live by the beach, and I live for the beach.
If I am in, by or on the water, all is good. Add my other must-have lifestyle-enhancing activity, knitting, and this is a no-brainer:
1st annual Thimble Islands Charter Knitting Cruise
Tuesday evening August 14th, 7 - 9:15pm
Stony Creek (Branford) CT
If you wish to join us from near or far, we still have some seats, see below*
I swear this is the conversation, verbatim, regarding this event.
( my phone ringing)
Capt Bob: Hey, Gale? This is Capt Bob, got yer message. We're all set for the Thimble Islands charter on August 14th. Be at the dock with your people at 7 pm.
Me: Oh good, we're pretty psyched. I just realized it's getting dark earlier now, do you have lights under the boat awning?
Capt Bob: Yeah, no problem, we 've got lights up.
Me: Oh I'm so glad. Otherwise it'd be hard to see our knitting, I don't want anyone getting aggravated if they can't see their stitches after sunset.
Capt Bob: (silence for a little longer than normal in a conversation) Knitting? Did you say......knitting? You're all going to be on the boat....KNITTING??!!
Me: I thought I told you, this is a knitting cruise. We'll all be knitting, That's what we do on Tuesday nights.
Capt Bob: (little guffaw, and sarcastic tone follows) so.. . you'll drink beer and knit?
Me: Of course. Or wine. But we were also talking mojitos and maybe margaritas...and snacks...
Capt. Bob: (silence, that I think we can interpret as...wtf ??)
Me: what? did you think knitters are a bunch of old ladies?
Capt Bob: Um,,well.ummm yah..heh heh. THIS is a first on the Volsunga. (mutttering) A knitters cruise! Definitely a first. See you on the dock on 14th....
Thimble Islands sunset, view from the dock
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Come school Captain Bob in the ways of knitters. We have about ten seats left. Lots of friendly knitters from the area will be on board.
Tuesday August 14th , meet at the Stony Creek docks at 7 pm, boat departs at 7:15 sharp, tootles around the Thimble Islands just off the coast, and returns at 9:15. We'll be sailing on the Volsunga.
Tickets are $ 25. in advance, by paypal to me (gzuckerATsnet.net) or message me (ezisusATsnet.net) and I'll tell you where to send a check. We'll sell tickets until we are full--or the boat leaves the dock, whichever comes first.
BYOB, BYOK(nitting) and some snacks to share, there's a large table in the center of the boat. Capt Bob provides the ice, the sound system and a guided tour.