Saturday, July 2, 2011

I'm SAAAAILING! I'm really sailing! I'm a sailor, I sail!

This is where I was from last Sunday to this Thursday:

I had the good fortune to be offered the position of knitting instructor/onboard consultant for two knitting cruises on the Isaac H. Evans, a tall ship that sails out of Rockland, Maine. There were advanced knitters, there were intermediate knitters, there were two people who learned to knit. But there was more. I swam in the cold ocean (how can you resist an offer to jump RIGHT OFF A BOAT?)

I ate three lobsters at a lobster bake on the beach of a small island.

I even got to climb to the top of the mast and look out over the ocean. There were seals frolicking around the ship.

Oh yeah, and I did some knitting of my own. Remember this? I'm reknitting it using Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s Studio Sock and actually writing up the pattern. It should be available by August.

There's more about the trip on my flickr page. Have some time this September? There's another knitting cruise with bunks still available starting on Sept. 6. Seriously, it could not have been more awesome.


Felix said...

I am very jealous that you can manage the whole sailing thing! I went on a boat last year and was absolutely green with motion sickness! I have never been travel sick before and am generally very hardy, but I haz NO SEA LEGZ!

I am really glad you had such a great time though; looks like you loved the boat and all your maritime/knitting adventures!


Thea said...

How stinkin' cool!!!! Sounds awesome :-) And I love that you're off the ship in a bathing suit while the others are in long pants and sleeves - that there must have been cold cold maine water too!

Bridget said...

JEALOUS! Thanks for sharing, that way I can live vicariously ...

Rainy Daisy said...

Whooooooaaa......I didn't know such a thing was possible. Brilliant!

choo choo knits said...

love your sailing skillz :o)

Also, yes, I remember that project you're knitting - love it!