Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monhegan 2007

I'm just back from a knitting retreat on Monhegan Island, Maine. Ten miles off the coast, it's a small village and lots of beautiful scenery. Four days of knitting by the fire, eating, knitting by lamplight and headlamps, sleeping, eating, knitting.......... we had fun and relaxed. No electricity, phones, tv, radio, computer or any other distractions. I started Janet's "Son of Aran" and managed to get the front and back done to the armholes - only ripped out three times - got home and discovered one mis-twist and one seed stitch error - oh well! Twenty four ladies from all over the State of Maine left the island with projects including sweaters, socks, hats, scarves and baby blankets in various stages of finishing. Thanks to "Stitchery Square" in Camden for organizing our fun!

Weather was not great, foggy and drizzle after the first afternoon of sunshine, but we persevered and had a good time anyway. Burned about a half cord of wood and knit til we dropped!

1 comment:

Ed said...

When my husband and I were first married, in 1980, we spent a week at the Audubon Camp near Friendship Maine. There was a lottery for a ferry to Monhegan Island and everyone at the camp threw their names into the hat. We didn't win, and so we never got there. The island has since held a place in our memory and the next time we are "out East" we intend to visit.
Barbara, Grand Haven, MI