Hack, hack...... I'm brushing off the cobwebs. This blog has been covered with webs for awhile, and now it's time to get back into the swing of things. Bless me, sorry, I just sneezed from all of the dust!
I have been knitting, just not blogging. The Nicole Jacket by Jane Ellison is drying on the blocking board as I write this post. I can't wait to seam the darn thing. Well really I can wait because I hate seaming, but I am committed to finishing this sweater by the weekend. I did a 3-needle bind-off at the shoulder seams to try and minimize the finishing that the jacket entails.
Last month, I went to the Wiawaka Knitting Retreat in Lake George, NY. I attended in June and had a blast, so there was no hesitation on my part to sign up when I heard there was going to be a second retreat. I didn't think we could top the last retreat, but we indeed did so, having a fun and fabulous time. I believe there were 33 or 34 women in attendance. And again, Katherine Wardle outdid herself when it came to the menu. Her cooking and baking is fabulous along with the handmade chocolates.
There was plenty of booze on hand, and this is my booze stash that accompanied me to the retreat.
And a picture of our bar that we set up out on the back porch.
As evidence that some knitting was accomplished. Here is a picture of Jude (nonblogger) knitting. Susan (formerly a blogger of Needles and Stash), Carol of Saratoga Needle Arts, Suzanne (Knitting Knirvana), and Mary Beth (Knitting Ho) were also at the retreat. Of course we all hung out together and stayed in the Mayflower cottage.
I wish I could share some of the details of the weekend, but Susan swore me to secrecy to protect her reputation! Did someone say, "pants optional?"
I really feel like I made some wonderful friends at the retreat, and look forward to seeing the booze hags soon!