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!