September 25, 2013


Knitting Cruise February 2014
We’re going on a cruise and YOU are invited!
Join us for our first annual Knitting Fairy/Yarn & Stitches knitting retreat at sea! We are excited about the opportunity to share our passion with our fellow sea going knitters!

We will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Triumph on Thursday 2/20/14 at 4 PM. We’ll have a day at sea on Friday 2/21, visit Cozumel on Saturday 2/22, have another day at sea on Sunday 2/23 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30 Monday morning 2/24.

We also have a knitting workshop planned for the two days at sea. The project will be an exclusive shawl pattern designed by Alissa Barton (The Knitting Fairy). We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance.

The cost of the workshop is $130. Each workshop participant will receive the pattern, a beautiful buffalo blend yarn, hand-dyed exclusively for Sea Purls 2014; beads; a special tote bag packed with some surprise goodies; and the 8 hours of instruction. All that you need to bring is your favorite set of needles.

And don’t forget to bring your husband/significant other/partner/best friend! There are so many activities aboard the ship that they will barely miss you while you are at your workshop. Carnival hosts many fun activities like slot machines, black jack lessons, trivia contests, massages, art auctions, wine tastings . . . something for everyone!

Pricing for the cruise is $412/person for an interior room; $447/person for an Oceanview room; and $566 for a balcony. These prices include taxes and port fees.

All it takes to join us is to register and to provide a credit card deposit of $150/person by October 16, 2013.

You may register by visiting Yarn & Stitches or The Knitting Fairy and completing the registration form at the shop. You may also register by emailing and your third option for registration is to complete the self-registration at the following website (provided you have a roommate): Go to the “Groups” tab and select Sea Purls 2014.

Full payment for the cruise is due December 16, 2013 at which time your deposit becomes nonrefundable.

We have also chartered a bus. The round trip rate to the port in Galveston is $135/person. Bus fare is refundable until December 16, 2013. The bus holds 36 passengers so first come, first served!

Don’t be shy if you are a single traveler. We will be glad to try to match you up with a roommate. If however; you prefer to room by yourself, the price is approximately 200% of the above quoted fares.

If you have any questions regarding the cruise, email Sheryl Nudds at or call 972-231-9383. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact Alissa Barton at Knitting Fairy at 214-412-2889. ]