Escapado Shawl and Nautical Knitting Recap!!!

I'm back from an AMAZING cruise to the eastern Caribbean with Melissa Leapman and Patty Lyons. We had a phenomenal time, with knitting classes while at sea, and excursions on port days. I seriously cannot believe that I got to call last week work! We had such a fabulous time and to make it even more fun I designed a shawl for the cruise.

Introducing Escapado... inspired by the High Seas and Hap shawls of Shetland with a twist! Escapado starts with Judy's Magic Cast On (like a toe-up sock) and incorporates attached I-Cord, short row "eyes", and a beaded feather and fan lace edging. It is not a hard knit, and it is definitely fun!
  • The Escapado Pattern is available for $7.00 here.
  • Escapado Kits are available for $65.00 here (they come in 4 colors!)
I want to share photos with you of the cruise... keep in mind that we were in many low light situations, and not all of these are stellar photos, but I think they get across that we had an AMAZING time! (You can click on any of these photos to make them bigger!)
Our crazy big boat, the Norwegian Escape!
The upper deck with Miami in the background!
Sunrise from my balcony.... I could have spent all day on it!
We had evening events almost every night that were highly amusing...
And there were thongs? (I plead the 5th, what happens on the cruise, stays on the cruise!)
The Baths on Virgin Gorda.... a totally AMAZING place!
View from my balcony in Tortola, do you hate me yet?
Best elevator selfie ever... thanks Amanda!
Three Cruceros... I'm not going to tell you why I am making that face, it's a secret Julie and I share!
Sweet Melissa and her knitters.... no fun happening here!
Nassau (another view from my balcony)
I helped Melissa out with photos for a new shawl collection... wait until you see them!
My new bff Patty! We talked knitting and business... ALOT... and we aren't done!
Should this be my new profile pic? Patty is clearly talented at capturing my true essence : )!
So... yeah, you can see we had ALOT of fun! Huge thankyou to Melissa for inviting me to join her two years in a row. I am honored!

And a extra big thankyou to Annie and Amanda who took time out from their vacation to model for me... I might be flying out to LA to get these two to model for me again!


  1. I don't hate you, I am going on a knitting cruise to New Zealand in March 2017 ! Your pics were all spectacular.

  2. I love your current profile picture, don't get me wrong but I always felt like it was too serious for the Laura/Lola we have come to know and love. This picture is truly more you!!!

  3. Fabulous pics! You all deserved to have a wonderful time.

    Lovely knits, too!

  4. Beautiful pics, beautiful patterns, beautiful models and beautiful friendships! Thanks again for the Escapado kit.

  5. Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. That looks like so much fun, love the shawls!


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