What do over 100 knitters on a cruise look like?

Nautical Knitting Cruise 2015 (what do 100 knitters do on a ship?)

UPDATE – Registration is now open for the 2017 Cruise. CLICK HERE for info.

I’ve had a few days to recover from an amazing trip with two incredible knitting teachers, one great ship, and over 100 fantastic knitters. If you want to laugh non stop for five days, I suggest hanging out with Melissa Leapman, Laura Nelkin, and this group of knitters.

Nautical Knitting Cruise

There are no words to describe what happened in these 5 days, and pictures can’t quite do it justice, but believe me, it was unforgettable.

The journey began when Melissa and I got into Tampa . . .


Melissa & I put together 100 goodie bags

Melissa & I put together 100 goodie bags

Soon we were joined by our partner in crime, Laura and we all went out for a quiet dinner – the calm before the storm

Melissa Leapman, Laura Nelkin and I. Night before the cruise

Is that a carrot sticking out of your head or are you just happy to see me?

The next morning it was time to get the eight million boxes of goodies (a slight exaggeration, but not by much) onto the ship. Thank goodness we had the lovely Sabrina from Anzula yarn to help us out. Once we got to the dock it became clear that we were always going to be serious professionals.

Once we got the conference room set up we had a few hours to relax and explore the ship before the madness

After dinner it was time to meet our group and see the majesty of over 100 knitters in one room!!

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I’ve got my eye on 100 or so knitters!!!

Melissa Leapman getting a little love from one of our knitters on night one.

Melissa Leapman getting a little love from one of our knitters on night one.

There were 3 1/2 days of classes in three different classrooms. Which meant the knitters had a whopping 21 classes to choose from. All the students were amazing and I was even lucky enough to “teach” to some of the pocket people (the friends who couldn’t come on the cruise, so their laminated images traveled with us).

We did manage to get off the ship for one afternoon in Cozumel.

The evening events were insanely fun. Some of what happened in the evenings . . . well, what happens on the cruise, stays on the cruise.

Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye

Our goodbye cocktail party

Our goodbye cocktail party – not easy to get this group to sit still for a photo!!

A couple of days after we got home we got this e-mail from the fab Kally & Alexis. When we were on the ship we were saying it would be really funny to advertise next year’s knitting cruise by taking pictures all over the ship doing regular “ship things”, but while knitting . . . little did we know, they did it just that.

So, here’s to next year:

An amazing thank you card from Kally & Alexis

THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!! Can’t wait for next year

Thanks to Laurel, Kally, Alexis, Barb, Christian, Helene, Kate, Patty, Sabrina and Laura for sharing their photos

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