Learned i-cord bind off and adding beads in the Bermudiana Shawl.
Sara Wolf, teacher on the marvelous Sheep Ahoy Knitter's Cruise, designed a shawl especially for the cruise. Drawing on the sand, shells, and hibiscus flowers of Bermuda, the shawl features a scalloped lace edge (sand) and lightly beaded lace "flowers." Since I misunderstood the pre-cruise instructions for what yarn to bring for the edge (oops!), … Continue reading “Bermudiana” Preview
The Sheep Ahoy Knitter's Cruise (and all the non-knitting Muggles) docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda for 2 1/2 days, giving us plenty of time to explore and work on our shawls. Mom, Cathie, and I walked around the dockyard, a former military installation that's been converted to highlight historic, artistic, and tourist … Continue reading Knitters Not Knitting (At Least, Not All the Time)
Long-time readers of the blog know that this is not my first knitting cruise; in fact, it's my third -- last fall, we went to Canada and Maine and two years ago to Bermuda. Of course, even regular readers (some of whom are family) are a bit bemused by the notion of a knitter's cruise. … Continue reading Knitting at Sea
The fourth annual Sheep Ahoy Knitter's Cruise has just set sail for Bermuda! Mom (Nancy) and I are on board for our second trip together. She's a veteran of all four! Dear friend Cathie has come from Vancouver for the adventure. We are very sad that fellow Canadian and dear friend Barb had to cancel because of … Continue reading Sheep Ahoy & We’re Off!
On Wednesday, our final day in Bermuda, we had a mellow morning -- at least, I did. I had a lovely, 3.5 mile walk around the ship, about 11 times around the 7th floor deck. Then breakfast and a couple of hours of writing work for a client. I made a quick trip to a … Continue reading All Knit & No Play? Never!
As promised, here's a photo of Barb's triangle scarf. She is one speedy and talented knitter. Mom, Cathie, Barb, and I have spent the past 2 1/2 days enjoying Bermuda, someplace I've never been before. After we arrived mid-day Sunday, we walked around the King's Wharf Royal Dock area, a former military installation that's been … Continue reading Bermuda Knits