Thursday, January 21, 2010

Donna Druchunas Alaska Knitting Cruise

From Katherine Jane in New York City:

We have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline this year, with several new audiobooks coming out in the next few months. One of those will be Arctic Knits by Donna Druchnas, which is set to be released later this spring. The book tells the story of Donna’s trip to Alaska to research the history and use of quiviut, otherwise known as the most deliciously soft and warm musk ox down, and also tells stories of and from the Yup’ik and Inupiat women that she encountered. It’s just lovely.

At the moment, though, Donna is doing a blog tour promoting her Alaska knitting cruise. She is co-hosting this cruise with the fabulous Lucy Neatby. And oh my goodness, doesn't the sound of that just fill you with joy? Donna and Lucy, a beautiful ship filled with knitters, cruising through the gorgeous landscape of Alaska, knitting all day in like-minded company, and taking knitting classes and going to knitting mixers… and there are apparently non-knitting activities as well, so you can even bring along your non-knitting friends (i.e., those you haven’t managed to convert yet) and they’ll have something to keep them busy while you are knitting. By the pool. On your way from one beautiful location to the next. While someone else takes care of the food and dishes.

If that isn’t a description of Heaven, then I don’t know what is.

For more information about the May 2010 Musk Ox and Glaciers cruise with Donna Druchnas, click here—and keep an eye out for the KOL release of Arctic Knits later this spring!

- Katherine Jane


Katherine Jane Arathoon lives in New York City and occasionally guest blogs for Knitting Out Loud. She also blogs at Between Ewe And Me.


raining sheep said...

Wow, a knitting cruise sounds like heaven - gorgeous scenery, knitting and chatting with like-minded people....and the opportunity for some amazing photos.

Village Books said...

Can't wait for this to come out! I'm in a permanent lace craze! And the cruise, well...

Knitting Out Loud said...

I had a wonderful time recording Arctic Lace with Donna, and I am excited, too, about the audiobook. I haven't met Donna, but I met Lucy Neatby at the Sock Summit last August in Oregon. They'll be great teachers on this cruise! I have friends who have done a non-knitting Alaska cruise and the landscape is spectacular.

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