Color Choices for Class Kits!

Some of the classes have kits associated with them:

Loop de Loop Cowl: Optional kit ($105) using 3 hanks of Anzula’s For Better Or Worsted

DaVinci Cowl: Kit ($29) using 1 skein of either Three Irish Girls’ Adorn Lux or Zen Garden’s Superfine Fingering

Round and Round We Go!: Kit ($56) using 1 skeins of Zen Garden’s Lux

Color choices for all kits are here.

Kit ordering form is here.

Get Ready! Nautical Knitting Cruise 2019!

We’re excited to announce registration for this year’s cruise with Melissa Leapman and Keith Leonard!


For more cruise information and to sign up, go here.

For class descriptions, go Cruise Class Information

Class registration form is here.

Join our Cruise Ravelry Group  here.

Check out the deets!

Cruise Itinerary

5 Night Western Caribbean on the Independence of the Seas
Dec 15, 2018 – Departure Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:30pm
Dec 16, 2018 – Cruising
Dec 17, 2018 – Labadee, Haiti 7:00am 3:30pm
Dec 18, 2018 – Falmouth, Jamaica 8:30am 4:30pm
Dec 19, 2018 – Cruising
Dec 20, 2018 – Arrival Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00am

Cruise Prices
15 Cat 4V – Inside – $1176.00 Knitter double occupancy (per person); $1440.00 Knitter single occupancy; $576.00 Non Knitter double occupancy (per person); $840.00 Non Knitter single occupancy

1 Cat 8N – Ocean View – $1226.00 Knitter double occupancy (per person); $1540.00 Knitter single occupancy; $626.00 Non Knitter double occupancy (per person); $940.00 Non Knitter single occupancy

2 Cat 6D – Ocean View Balcony – $1306.00 Knitter double occupancy (per person); $1700.00 Knitter single occupancy; $706.00 Non Knitter double occupancy (per person)
$1100.00 Non Knitter single occupancy

15 Cat 2D – Ocean View Balcony – $1326.00 Knitter double occupancy (per person);
$1740.00 Knitter single occupancy; $726.00 Non Knitter double occupancy (per person)
$1140.00 Non Knitter single occupancy

10 Cat 6B – Spacious Ocean View Balcony – $1346.00 Knitter double occupancy (per person); $1780.00 Knitter single occupancy; $746.00 Non Knitter double occupancy (PP)
$1180.00 Non Knitter single occupancy

Port Charges Additional – $135.00 per person
Taxes & Fees Additional – $92.38 per person
PrePaid Gratuities Additional – $72.50 per person REQUIRED
(subject to change until sailing)

Get Ready for the Nautical Knitting Cruise 2018!!


Join Melissa Leapman, Patty Lyons, Brooke Nico, and Carol Sulcoski for laughs and learning on this year’s Nautical Knitting Cruise!

Departs from the Port of Fort Lauderdale December 15-20, 2018
on Royal Caribbean’s exciting Independence of the Seas!

Check out this year’s class offerings: Cruise Class Information

For more information and to save your spot, contact
Sue Fitzgerald via email at
or call her at 941-929-2299 x3252.


Date Location Arrival Departure
Saturday, December 15, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 04:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 CRUISING
Monday, December 17, 2018 LABADEE, HAITI 07:00 AM 03:30 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 FALMOUTH, JAMAICA 08:30 AM 04:30 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 CRUISING
Thursday, December 20, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 07:00 AM


Fun-loving knitting cruise director ISO equally fun volunteers (the shy and meek need not apply.) I feel like I’m writing my very first personal ad ever.



Here are Laura, Patty, and me heading from the hotel to last year’s cruise ship with all of our–I mean, your–precious stuff. (Please note: my hair is not wet.) Inside all those boxes are more than 100 goody bags, oodles of great door prizes, and maybe a few bottles of wine.

But trust me, those boxes didn’t pack themselves. (Just ask Patty Lyons.)

We are seeking 3 or 4 volunteers to help get everything ready this year. We’ll set up all the goody bag fixin’s assembly line style at my hotel at 3 PM Friday, and then we’ll get to work. Each lucky volunteer will be paid in–what else?–YARN!!!

Honest Disclaimer: This task is not for the faint of heart. (Again, check with Patty if you don’t believe me.)

Here we are all bright and bushy tailed as we began in the early afternoon last year:


And this is sweet Patty at the end of our work:


(Need I mention that, despite all this, she’s agreed to come back onboard this year!)

If you’re interested in getting a sneak peak at the goody bags–I mean, helping out <grin>–on Friday before we launch on Saturday, please email me as soon as possible.

Less than one month!!!!!



Are you packed yet?


After such a long time planning (and not-so-patiently waiting!), we launch just over one month from today. That’s hardly enough time for me to shop for a bathing suit I’d be seen wearing!

And as a pre-board special, we’re offering all ala carte classes booked from now until launch at just $60 each. Space is limited in some classes, of course, so hurry! Our fearless travel agent, Sue Fitzgerald, can get you all at set via email at or phone toll free          (866)  201-0385, ext. 3252. 

Check out the expanded class schedule to see what you’re missing:



And here’s the class homework and supply listing:


Am now heading offline now to continue ordering fixin’s for our goody bags. Be sure to pack an empty suitcase. You’ll need one! (Just ask the folks from last year’s cruise. . . .)