Cook Island Honeymoon Knitted

The love that filled our wedding amazed us and filled us with joy. Despite being the hottest day of the summer (although it was the first weekend in June), the celebration went off with relatively few hitches!

 

We were glad that we had a few days to acclimate and get things in order before we headed off for our honeymoon. For our honeymoon we went to the Cook Islands which are located in the South Pacific about a third of the way from New Zealand to South America. We made our decision based on a Google search for “romantic honeymoon” (I kid you not!) We also used TripAdvisor which we swear by to help us decide on hotels, Etu Moana and Rarotonga Beach Bungalows.

 

If you want a place where you can relax and unplug from your everyday world, I wholeheartedly recommend the Cook Islands. They’re the perfect place for a romantic getaway complete with blue-green lagoons, hotels with small individual huts and white sands. We stayed at two different islands, Aitutaki and Rarotonga. To our surprise, we were the only ones who spent any time sitting on the beach.

 

Romantic Beach Front in Aitutaki

Romantic Beach Front in Aitutaki

 

Raratonga Beach Bungalow

Raratonga Beach Bungalow

 

View of Beach on Raratonga

View of Beach on Raratonga

 

 In between the romance, walking on the beach, snorkeling and kayaking, I found some time to knit while I soaked in the natural beauty. Knowing that I’d be away from my usual New York knitting emporiums, I planned three projects to overcome difficulty or boredom. They were the Apres Surf Hoodie, Leaf Lace Kimono and Honeymoon Vest. I brought two sets of patterns and needles of the sizes required.

 

Here are some photos of two of my projects, the honeymoon vest out of Noro Sakura for my husband and the Leaf Lace Kimona out of Noro Lily.

  

Leaf Lace Kimono on Aitutaki Beach

Leaf Lace Kimono on Aitutaki Beach

 

Leaf Lace Kimono Under Aitutaki Tree Yarn Harlot Style

Leaf Lace Kimono Under Aitutaki Tree - Yarn Harlot Style

Knitting on Etu Moana Deck Overlooking the Beach

Knitting on Etu Moana Deck Overlooking the Beach

 

Leaf Lace Detail

Leaf Lace Detail

 

Honeymoon Vest on Aitutaki Lagoon Tour

Honeymoon Vest on Aitutaki Lagoon Tour

 

While I didn’t finish any one project, I made progress on all three of the items that I brought. Since the Cook Islands are not a major shopping center, these projects are a way of having a souvenir of my honeymoon.

 

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