High Seas, Baby!

Yes, I have achieved wifi! It’s pricey, but necessary given the amount of email I get each day, so I’m happy to pay up to keep on top of information requests and editor’s emails.

I don’t know if it’s planned, but on the TV’s in our room they play a bunch of movies, and so far every one I’ve happened to glimpse at (with the exception of League of Their Own) is about sailing on the Caribbean. Coincidence? Read the book…

I’m having a lovely time – the interior cabin’s a drag, but they were kind enough to give me a fan in the room so if I close my eyes I have the illusion of the wind in my face. Every now and then I throw a glass of salt water at the fan so I can get the feel of the sea spray, too.

The group seems so great – just a really FUN bunch of folks and I’m hoping to entice some of the non-knitting accompanying folks into the slippery slope of knitting nirvana.

I’m dropping small breadcrumbs now, and if my evil plan works the doors will slam and they’ll be trapped in the world of yarn and fiber obsession (mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha [deep breath] ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)

Today I go to Half Moon Cay, which I’ve been pronouncing as half moon KAY, and was corrected that it’s KEY. Oy. Or is that Eee? Either way, I’m taking a tour of a the historic Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue on Curaçao in a few days and signing up for the shipboard seder on the 8th.

Today I’m going on a bike ride around the island, hoping it’s not too hot. I have my hat, my 70 spf (seriously, SEVENTY) sunblock and my happy-place ipod. Currently my audio book is a biography of Josephine Bonaparte, which seemed like a good fit given her Caribbean routes and sultry sexuality. I’m just sayin’

I just heard from Miriam Tegels that the Chiton is FINISHED! I’m SO excited to get home and see it, and block it, and begin to photograph it. The book is coming together bit by bit! I’m a little overwhelmed with a few deadline pieces so I’ve put it on the back burner for a few weeks, but I’ll be back to regular HoTN (History on Two Needles) postings soon!

I’m enjoying the library area – good wifi and coffee, too!

Now off to catch the launch to the Key so I can write my bicycle. I teach my first class tomorrow. Drew has more folks in HIS classes, and I’m bereft. I think I’ll get over it…

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