Nittany Knits

Monday, November 12, 2007

Once upon a time there were some knitters with a dream. These knitters had heard of special cruises devoted to nothing but knitting. These knitters, however, had lives. You know- jobs, kids, bills. There would be no 10 day cruise after flying across the country for them. Who had ten spare days, let alone the money?

And then it happened. The seed was planted. The knitters could indeed have their cruise. They just needed to modify it a bit. Shorter trip, closer to home. Yeah, that's the ticket!

The Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ Ferry would work! All we would need is a weekend, a place to stay, and we would be set for a 'Redneck Sock Cruise'!!!!!

The idea was a fine one indeed, but as we stated before, these rednecks had lives. Getting a free weekend took a LONG time. Their patience was finally rewarded. Urleen's mother had a condo we could use to celebrate Darleen and Urleen's birthday weekend. Yee- Haw.

Off we went in the pouring down cold rain to a place where it was always five o'clock.

The 'Sock it to Me' was the drink of choice Friday evening and it was served redneck style in mason jars.

The next day was overcast and presented our band of travelers with choppy waters for the cruise. With little to no discussion, our plans were quickly altered and a yarn crawl was planned instead of a cruise. First stop was Bethany Beach to a shop named Sea Needles. Next up was a trip to Rehobeth and Knitty Gritty. Last on the tour was Ginger Moon in Lewes. We would have never found the last stop if it wasn't for Darleen's birthday present Francesca the GPS. Ginger Moon is hidden in the back of an antique shop with little to no signs of yarn to the person strolling by.

After we made sure we would not run out of yarn or needles, we headed back to Fenwick to work on our projects and have a good old fashioned pj movie night. Lots of socks were finished, a cardigan was pieced together, and even a coaster was made.

The trip home on Sunday found the rednecks crossing over the Bay Bridge the same time a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was crossing underneath. It's lights blazed as it headed to sea, and I for one was glad to have chosen the 'Redneck Sock Cruise' instead!

Happy Knitting for yourself day!


  • I'm so jealous! But geez, if you crossed the Royal Caribbean - couldn't you have jumped the bridge and hooked a ride?

    By Blogger tinkknitz, at 9:13 PM  

  • You crack me up! I'm guessing you are Flo. Looks like a wonderful time and some great refreshing beverages. Hope there are plans for a spring cruise.

    By Blogger brsmaryland, at 3:39 PM  

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