Vacation Knitting

I’m sure I’m not the only one who plans vacation knitting before packing clothes, right? We were away last week, and I chose three small projects to take with me: the pink February baby sweater, the hyacinth toe-up socks, and some i-cord tote handles. Unfortunately, in the wee hours of packing for a week-long all carry-on luggage trip, I had to jettison the toe up sock and in the process somehow forgot to bring the rest of the pink yarn. 2 a.m. is not a good time to finish packing.

It was a great trip! We were on a family trip with the extended family, sailing the British Virgin Islands on a 65 foot catamaran. It was the 10 of us and a crew of three: captain, chef, and hostess. Here’s our home away from home:


At first I was afraid that the menu would be a lot of this:


But we all found our sea legs and it was fine. Having a chef on board meant that we weren’t roughing it!


Here’s the beginning of the February Baby sweater (I wrote my previous post before I left, and posted it via cell phone on Tuesday):


A bit breezy back there! I made it almost through the first sleeve (I’m on the garter edge), and that’s when I realized that I didn’t have the second ball of yarn. Oops. That’s Guana Island in the background of the picture below; there’s a very nice beach there with beautiful shells, but lots of jellyfish in the water. We were the only people there that day.



Guana Island is named for this rock formation, which looks like an iguana:


I finished all the yarn for the tote handles, too, leaving me with NOTHING more to knit.


Somehow, I managed. Here is some wildlife from Norman Island:



It was an amazing week, with lots of face time with family. We were celebrating MIL’s birthday; it was a trip she’d wanted to do for years. The trip of a lifetime!


14 responses to “Vacation Knitting

  1. Wow The pictures are amazing felt like you were there:)Hugs Darcy

  2. meezermeowmy

    What a wonderful trip (except for running out of yarn)! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. What an amazing trip! I’m glad you had a great time (despite the yarn shortage)!

  4. You made it!! The pics are beautiful! Can’t wait to catch up at knit night!

  5. Sad to hear you ran out of yarn, but it couldn’t have happened in a more beautiful place.

    I like the idea of a family vacation…a week in the tropics together sounds way more fun that visiting the in-laws in rural Michigan!

  6. It sounds like it was a wonderful trip! Some of your pictures reminded me of the Caribbean island where I lived for a couple of months a few years ago… I can’t wait to go again!

  7. Oh what a great trip. I have to admit I am just a little bit jealous. Glad you all found your sea legs.
    Great pictures

  8. WOW!! Awesome pics, must have been a fantastic vacation! And you posted from your phone? We, your readers, are touched that you could think of us on that beautiful vacation!

  9. What a great trip – wow! Sorry you didn’t have a lot of knitting, but I’m sure you didn’t miss it with all that fun.

  10. Oh wow–I want to do a trip just like that some day! What an amazing vacation.

  11. Your pictures are amazing!!!!! The Feb Baby Sweater is pretty cute too… I won’t even mention the food, YUM!

  12. I am with you. If I were going to be on a ship I would have my projects packed in advance. I always have 3 – 4 projects going at once. I am new to blogging myself. Yours looks great. Mine is: I love that it is so easy to update. I am also on Ravelry as Ronii. Dyeing yarn is way too much fun to be called a job 🙂

  13. I would have stolen your yarn and knitting basket so you could appreciate the incredible views and experiences to use in future projects. But that’s just me – don’t sent the lynch moberatti just yet. Dee

  14. What beautiful photos of your trip! Looks so fun and relaxing, although I think there is such a thing as too much face time with family, lol. That salad looks delish. And I love how you held the sweater up with your scenery as background… somehow the traveling gnome in the movie Amelie came to mind.