My First Post - Alaskan Adventure

I learned to knit over 30 years ago and have done it off and on over that time. I recently picked up my sticks again and was inspired to knit, especially with several LYS within walking distance of my house. Trouble was, I'd always been a closet knitter - until my parter found a knitting group at the LGBT community center I knit everywhere.

I joined MWK a few weeks ago, but this is my first post. We went on a family cruise to Alaska - and I must confess, I spent nearly as much increasing my stash as I did on the cruise. (Qivuit will set you back almost $100 for an ounce - I have enough to make a small thin lace scarf.) Turns out, there are numerous fibre artists in the Alaskan "panhandle." Raven Frog yarns are beautiful and include a description of the inspiration the artist drew from when making her colorways - naturally I couldn't resist these as a souvenier. There are also Pink Carrot and Rabbit Ridge yarns which are equaly stunning. I know have a large bag of hanks of yarn from 220 yrds to 550 yrds. I suppose we'll end up with a lot of hats, mittens, and scarves here at home!

I just want to say I'm thrilled to find a community of so many men who knit from all backgrounds. When I was young, my interest and enthusiasm for needle crafts made me feel different and alone. At least now, I'm not by myself in my passion!



Hello. It sounds like you had a great time on your cruise. I enjoyed your post. I used to feel like a closet knitter myself and still am in many ways, but having the group is great. Pleased to meet you.

Banjo Lee Jones

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My partner and I went on an Alaskan Cruise last year, and although I did not buy any Quivit, I did buy the book "Artic Knitting."

Alaska was truly beautiful and amazing and I did get quite a bit of knitting done while on the ship. I made several pairs of my slipper socks for the annual Christmas crew.

Brent Troth  Clearwater, Florida

Brent Troth  Raleigh, NC

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Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Welcome to MWK, looking forward to hearing and seeing more from you.