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Old November 21st, 2011, 05:38 PM
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Here's a silly but, I think, valid question to all the needlers and hookers out there. Is one able to crochet on board a cruise ship? How many of you are there out there that crochet or knit on cruises?
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Old November 21st, 2011, 05:59 PM
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I've brought my knitting aboard, and I know someone who does long cruises on Princess who organizes folks to knit (or crochet) for the Seaman's Institute (knitted gifts for merchant seamen).

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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Of course you can! It's easiest to pack the needles in your checked luggage.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:56 PM
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I don't knit or crochet but I bring embroidery and smocking with me on every cruise. I simply pack it in my checked luggage and have never had a problem. And yes, I have small scissors with my embroidery.
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Ah ha! My concern is not security-based but logistical. I wondered if one was able to knit or crochet in a moving ship at sea. You see, I am unable to crochet in the car as it makes me a tad car sick.
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We often see passengers knitting on cruises we take.

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Ah ha! My concern is not security-based but logistical. I wondered if one was able to knit or crochet in a moving ship at sea. You see, I am unable to crochet in the car as it makes me a tad car sick.
Most of the time you won't even realize you are moving.
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Most of the time you won't even realize you are moving.
This is true. I'm looking forward to some nice quiet crochet time.
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My wife knits more than she crochets, but she has done both on cruises. Even my 9 year old daughter did some knitting on our last cruise. Even on a moving ship, the movement isn't the same as you feel in a moving car. I don't knit, so I don't know the ins and outs, and whether you need to watch what you are doing, but really, only by trying it on the ship will you know whether concentrating on that while the ship gently sways under you will affect you adversely or not.
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I'll be bringing my knitting. Been giving some thought recently to what sort of project I can start on the cruise. Thanks for the suggestion though that it should be packed in my checked baggage.

Hookers and needlers indeed.
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........ only by trying it on the ship will you know whether concentrating on that while the ship gently sways under you will affect you adversely or not.
Putting it this way, I will either fall asleep while crocheting or it will take my mind off the fact that I'm in the middle of the ocean on a 200K+ ton floating vessel.
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Hookers and needlers indeed.
I couldn't resist practicing my ability to come up with catching thread titles.
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My DW crochets, day and night, in the car, travelling down the highway, on a camping trip, or going to town, shopping, travelling by air, sea or any other mode, while watching TV, listening to the radio. I expect to wake up some night, and see her crochet in her sleep. Out of 5 sisters, there is only one, that doesn’t crochet, she is left handed, and never learned, from their mother, who crocheted til the day she died, at 90 + years and DW finished her last doily for her, and now our daughter has that one, the only hand crocheted work she owns, in memory of her OMA

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Been giving some thought recently to what sort of project I can start on the cruise.
If you are interested in a volunteer project, the Seaman's Institute "Christmas at Sea" program offers patterns here: http://seamenschurch.org/christmas-at-sea
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I wondered about taking one of my small cross stitiching projects along. Just some quiet time likely I can find to do some work-no phone, no email, don't have to put it aside to make a meal...etc
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I wondered about taking one of my small cross stitiching projects along. Just some quiet time likely I can find to do some work-no phone, no email, don't have to put it aside to make a meal...etc
Some cruise lines even have group activities for those doing needlework projects.
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If you are interested in a volunteer project, the Seaman's Institute "Christmas at Sea" program offers patterns here: http://seamenschurch.org/christmas-at-sea
I decided to give the crocheted scarf a try since I didn't want to take along a project I'm already working on.
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Here's a silly but, I think, valid question to all the needlers and hookers out there. Is one able to crochet on board a cruise ship? How many of you are there out there that crochet or knit on cruises?
I don't do it , but I have seen others do it on cruises. They did it everywhere. And she was young!
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Knitting needles are allowed in your carry on per TSA. Google TSA knitting. Some thread cutters are not allowed.

Actually, I cannot understand this one. It seems to me that a knitting needle would make a dandy weapon.
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DH got excited when he saw there were hookers going on a cruise!!!
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