Friday, December 13, 2013

The Knitting Part

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.


kmkat said...

Aw, c'mon, show us Franklin in his knitted Victorian bathing drawers.

Chelsea said...

I wanna see your swag on Friday!