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Lelani
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Posted - 08/20/2003 :  11:56:50 PM  Show Profile Send Lelani a Private Message
Has anyone heard of knitting cruises? or have any info on it. I thought i read about in my travels on the net recently. What do others think of this? Has anyone ever been on a knitting cruise or some sort of knitting retreat? I wonder if they have any knitting cruises or retreats in Hawaii!!!!!!!!!

Lelani

thevalkyry
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  01:04:24 AM  Show Profile Send thevalkyry a Private Message
A knitting cruise sounds lovely. I have found lots of trips and tours and the like, but not a cruise. I'd love one down the Loire Valley on a house boat :)

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Licensed2Cook
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  05:30:58 AM  Show Profile  Send Licensed2Cook a Yahoo! Message Send Licensed2Cook a Private Message
I have read that Awesome Ewe has an annual one and have seen the pictures on their website but I have already taken a cruise to Alaska with my family and would prefer another Caribbean one instead anyway! I could happily go to the Caribbean every year it's one of my favorite places on earth!

Dee
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vicky by the bay
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  05:35:18 AM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
quote:

I have read that Awesome Ewe has an annual one and have seen the pictures on their website but I have already taken a cruise to Alaska with my family and would prefer another Caribbean one instead anyway! I could happily go to the Caribbean every year it's one of my favorite places on earth!

Dee

I would also like to go on a cruise anywhere tropical or around the Greek Islands! Tho' I probably wouldn't get much knitting done!


Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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BessH
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  05:41:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
If we are dreaming I'd rather take a cruise up a fjord in Norway and knit a norwegan sweater.

Here's a site worth looking at:

http://www.maggiesrags.com/events_cruises.html

and here's another, only, I don't know how dated it is:

http://www.sashakagan.com/latestnews.html

Bess
http://likethequeen.blogspot.com
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Marg in Mirror
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  05:51:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
Oh I wish! There, just add another to the ol' Wish List! I'd love to go up to Alaska, or around the Scandinavian fjords! Also would love to take a road/rail trip around Scotland -- not a cruise, but wouldn't it be great to get wool right from the Shetland Isles and then retreat to Ilona and knit in peace...(not to mention scotch-sipping in between!)?

-- Marg (day-dreaming) in Calgary

TLWKOTB
http://knitsonthebus.blogspot.com
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SerMom
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  06:36:15 AM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
I love boats and water. I'd take a cruise to just about anywhereanywhere!!!

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  11:47:33 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
Me too, Someone needs to come up with a cruise. Clara?

Zola
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Lelani
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  12:20:19 PM  Show Profile Send Lelani a Private Message
Lelani here, I think if enough people are interested here and would like to maybe think of putting together something for next year(some sort of knitting cruise) we could join an established group or I dont know, lets be creative. I love the water. I went on a cruise to the Bahamas that was wonderful. I would so love to go somewhere next year. If anyone would like to just even entertain the idea let me know here or email me. Or if Clara doesnt mind maybe we could use this topic on the forum for our planning.Or maybe Clara has some ideas!!!!!!!!!

Lelani
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lemons
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  12:31:40 PM  Show Profile Send lemons a Private Message
Bergen Lines runs the boats that go up and down the coast of Norway. They are not a singing/dancing/casino sort of thing, but rather passenger boats that deliver freight and people to various towns, small and large, along the coast. Meals are simple - no flaming skewers of exotic vegetables - but the views are fabulous, there are several large lounges with big windows and couches, perfect for knitting, and the prices are reasonable. In addition, all Norwegians take English in school from mid-grade school, so language is not a problem. The passenger roster is partly local, partly international, because of the splendid scenery. NAYY, but I've been on the run, it's wonderful, and it's never too hot to knit!

lemons of missouri

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ChristinaN
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  2:39:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit ChristinaN's Homepage Send ChristinaN a Private Message
This sounds like a wonderful idea Lelani. I love cruises and getting together with other knitters. I have a background in event planning so maybe I can help someway in forming a trip. I know some cruise lines offer discounts to a trip leader for getting a group together. In any case feel free to email me about this. In interested!

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Luvtoknit
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  2:59:15 PM  Show Profile Send Luvtoknit a Private Message
I would love to go on a knitting cruise next year, the one to Norway sounds perfect. (Marge I like your Scotch sipping idea too).
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klfrazier
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  3:43:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit klfrazier's Homepage Send klfrazier a Private Message
Once upon a time I thought I would hate cruises because I get very claustrophobic. (Yes, it's possible to be claustrophobic on a huge cruise ship!) Then we took a Disney cruise for our honeymoon. Now, it's my idea of a perfect vacation. I would be game for a knitting cruise... sitting on the deck, watching the water go by, knitting away. Of course, I might drowse off once in a while. And no one is allowed to make fun of my big hat.

Kristin

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Jacqueline
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Australia
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  4:55:38 PM  Show Profile Send Jacqueline a Private Message
Can we find somewhere b/w the US and Oz....and then I can come too! How about the Pacific Islands????

Jacqueline

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground
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thevalkyry
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  5:33:31 PM  Show Profile Send thevalkyry a Private Message
TAHITI!!! PALAU!!! BALI!!!

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Susan T-O
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  5:41:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
My first instinct was to shout "Virgin Islands" because I loved my trip to St. John so much. Then I remembered how hot & humid it is, plus it rains a LOT. (Gosh, it rains a lot in the rainforest, imagine that . . . ) Not very compatible with knitting! But if the price is right, and the timing works out, I would be interested in going. Can be bring non-knitting SO's along?

--Susan T-O

I'm only smiling because you have all finally driven me insane
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Jacqueline
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Australia
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  5:49:14 PM  Show Profile Send Jacqueline a Private Message
Maybe not Bali right at the moment! I'm still nervous after the Bali bombing last year and the trials are going on at the moment...all over the news here.

But what about New Caledonia, Fiji, etc etc etc

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground
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mokey
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  9:17:06 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
I think this is an excellent idea, but only if S/O can come along, and what about children? My child will be 5 and it would be the perfect age for him to go on a cruise.

My first pick is definitely Alaska on a smaller ship.

I've been on big ones and they are too high above the water for me.

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
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BLN3320
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  9:45:15 PM  Show Profile Send BLN3320 a Private Message
San Francisco--Alaska--San Francisco. Sounds like a plan to me. Take care. Beverley

Bev
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Lelani
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Posted - 08/21/2003 :  10:02:02 PM  Show Profile Send Lelani a Private Message
I am so excited!!!!! just reading the posts has me sitting on the deck with my knitting needles just a clicking away. The other sites i visited(look back a few posts and you will see someone posted possible sites to view) state that S/O's and family members are welcome. Christina N. I am intrigued with your background in event planning. I would love to work with you and any others on gathering info and prices. Also possible dates people feel they can get away next year. I am a nurse in a hospital so I have to give a fair amount of notice. Then of course we have to save as much as we can so we can buy yarn, right!!! Some of the other sites I viewed gave free yarn kits etc to every knitter. God doesnt that sound great!!! So maybe sometime next year would be good? Vicky by the Bay, how are you? I hope you and Bev will be in on this as well I would love to meet you as well as many others here old and new. As you can see by the low number of my posts that I have only been here a short time myself but feel so very much apart of you already. I even started my first pair of socks tonite. I have knitted a sweater,scarves, hats,mittens etc.. but never any socks. So here goes!! Christina N. I will send you an email. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, lets enjoy today, it's ours for the taking!!!!!

Lelani
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Parrot Girl
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Posted - 08/22/2003 :  09:03:05 AM  Show Profile Send Parrot Girl a Private Message
I'm a travel agent; if I can help in any way let me know.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." Thoreau
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