Wednesday, August 15, 2012

kntting on the high seas

The 1st ever knitting cruise of the Thimble Islands  was a rocking good time. Literally.
Winds picked up as 26 of us boarded the Volsunga  at the end of (another) sticky day. 001_0812GaleZuckerKnit 
Thanks to the fabulous Tambira  we wined & dined in style.
1st skein of yarn ever wound on board. I think Capt Bob was suitably impressed. 025_0812GaleZuckerKnit 
 The waters might have been a bit choppier than usual around the Thimbles but it was so. much. fun. New friends, old friends, knitting friends. Cool breezes and awesome views. We will sail again next summer. Be there. 017_0812GaleZuckerKnit 
More photos here. Not sure how we'll top this one but I think someone mentioned a fieldtrip to Iceland?
This just in: a couple of the islands are up for sale. If you buy one,invite to your porch to knit, OK?

* Fiber College in Maine is VERY soon  Sept 6-9! Go sign up before it's too late.  I'm teaching.  So is Kirsten Kapur, Mary Lou Egan, Alice Seeger, MaryJane Mucklestone....and a slew of people you've been wanting to meet . There are vendors, and demos, and potlluck dinners and fiber/craftbook swaps, all in the most splendid setting on the water.  More in my next post .*   


Jan Cooper said...

Oh wow, that looks like so much fun! And you people know how to do snacks! Can't wait to suggest such a trip to the local knit groups/guild. I also enjoyed looking at the garments group members wore that were knit.

And if you go to Iceland, I may well have to dip into my retirement fun fund.

Thanks for sharing these pictures!

Stacey (FreshStitches) said...

Looks so much fun! I miss you guys :)

Ellen Bloom said...

WOW! Looks like a great time! We have a similar (but smaller) boat that cruises around Long Beach Harbor's Alamitos Bay in the summertime. So much fun!

maryse said...

Looks like a great trip. And a trip to Iceland is on my to do list.

Lori ann said...

oh wow! how fun! iceland. YES. fun photos too gale.

Jennifer said...

Looks like a fabulous time. I was so disappointed I couldn't make it. I'm so glad you had a fun time.

Mary Lou said...

What fun! I'll have to find something like that here - down the Mississippi?

gayle said...

Looks like fun! Though I'll admit the theme from Gilligan's Island was humming itself in the back of my brain while looking at the photos...

andiknit2 said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!
If you plan a trip to Iceland, I'd LOVE to join you!