Did I mention that there was a yarn shop on board the ship?
There was yarn and books and cool silk scarves with felted (wool) motifs.
Ken diligently kept the shop well-stocked and tidy.
For classes I took Look Ma, No Cable Needle! (cabling without a cable needle) from Melissa Leapman and History of Lace from Franklin Habit. For some reason I don't have a photo of Franklin except in his knitted Victorian bathing drawers (those pictures will not be shared here - very private showing). What I really wish is that I'd taken his photo on dress-up night when he was in a tux … he looks great in a tux. Oh well. Next time.
We had a cocktail party in the Sphinx room which was lots of fun even though I drank too much champagne before dinner. That was Melissa's fault.
Did I mention there was an awesome goody bag? And door prizes every night? I hardly had room for it all in my suitcase!
Although I did not purchase yarn (no room) I did buy a scarf:
And a book. Melissa's latest.
I already own a signed copy of Franklin's book. The big surprise was that we got a "sneak peek" reading from his new book at one of our evening gatherings. But my lips are sealed. I will only say that it will be fantastic.