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Go Sail Away

We don’t think knitting, crocheting, and adventure are mutually exclusive.

If Dr. Seuss’ book “Green Eggs and Ham” was about knitting and crocheting the answer to all the questions would be a resounding “Yes!” from the first page.

We advocate knitting or crocheting anytime and anywhere, as long as you won’t be putting yourself or others in danger.

This point of view makes us think it’s pretty cool that Mim Bird at Over the Rainbow Yarn, a local yarn store in Maine, has organized a yarn lovers cruise with Maine Windjammer J&E Rigging.

Schooner J&E Riggin under sail by Elizabeth Poisson Photo from Maine Windjammer

Schooner J&E Riggin under sail by Elizabeth Poisson
Photo from Maine Windjammer

It’s a 4 day, 4 night cruise from May 29 to June 1. You can see more details about it here.

In addition to doing fun sailor type stuff (and apparently eating really yummy food), you’ll get to increase your knitting and crocheting knowledge.

Knitters knitting away on the J&E Riggin Photo from Maine Windjammers

Knitters knitting away on the J&E Riggin
Photo from Maine Windjammer

While on board, Mim will teach a class called “Gilding the Lily: Embellishments for your Knits.”  The tour description says it “will cover crocheted edgings, needle felted additions, beading, embroidery, smocking, knitted or crocheted dimensional additions, etc.”

Fresh air, sunshine, and yarn? That sounds like a pretty excellent combination to us.

We think the trip is so cool that we’re supplying goody bags for Mim’s guests. I can’t tell you what’s in them because that would ruin the surprise for the sailors!

Space it limited on the cruise, so if you’re planning your spring vacation you’ll want to sign up sooner rather than later.

Get more info from Over the Rainbow Yarn’s Facebook event here or the Main Windjammer website.

One last picture because I think it’s cool.

Daisy Chain photo by Frank M. Chillemi. Photo from Maine Windjammers

Daisy Chain photo by Frank M. Chillemi.
Photo from Maine Windjammer


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