I will start this post out with my first pair of finished socks, which I think I finished sometime before these sea days.
Here is a picture of the detail on the socks:
And here’s a shot where you can see the background better than the socks:
I loved knitting these socks. The pattern is called Slip Jig and was designed by Irishgirlieknits as a part of this year’s Socks that rock Rockin’ sock club. So far I’ve been really pleased with every kit in the club which is nice, and I really like knitting with socks that rock. These were knit out of mediumweight instead of lightweight and they knit up super fast. So far I’ve decided to keep both kits that I’ve knit up all for myself!
So at day at sea at Glacier Bay was really fun. As we were now about a week into the cruise, Darren finally stopped waking up early with me and started sleeping in. My schedule was really messed up because of the time change and since I already have difficulty sleeping in an unfamiliar place, I was waking up at like 6AM every day and falling asleep around 9PM. Some of the folks we ate dinner with suggested hanging out in the Royal Lounge, so I went up there around 7AM before it got packed with people for scenic cruising at 8AM. I got a fabulous spot and enjoyed knitting and watching the scenery.
I took a few pictures at Glacier Bay but it was rainy and they didn’t come out very well. Here’s one that Darren took which is much better than mine.
On our 2nd day in a row at sea, I met a few knitters at a knit get together. It was nice to find a few others on the boat who were as excited about knitting as I am. I met Brenda who sat next to me and loved my idea of shopping for souvenirs at yarn shops and making Alaska socks to remind me of the trip. She wanted to try her hand at sock making, so we planned to meet up at the next stop in Seward so I could help her pick out yarn, needles, and a pattern to get started. I love teaching sock knitting!
Up next, part 6, Seward