Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monhegan Island Knitting Retreat - 2010

Another wonderful knitting vacation is over and I am already looking forward to next year - reservation already made. The group all arrived on Saturday the 11th and moved into the Annex Building with all our bags and lawn chairs. The weather was beautiful and we soon moved out to the lawn for the start of a great weekend of knitting. What a variety of projects being worked on. After a nice evening meal 17 or 18 knitters and all their bags of stuff moved into a small 10' x 10' parlor and the party continued with a lot of laughter and stories. Packed in like sardines, what fun!Sunday morning dawned overcast and windy but that didn't deter a bunch of knitters from finding a sheltered spot to knit and the sun did come out a few times to keep us comfortable. Another wonderful day of sharing ended with lots of progress on my Saga Rose Cardigan and some evening knitting on another pair of socks. Off to bed in our cozy room reminiscent of Girl Scout Camp we go with calculations whirling around in our heads on how to help a fellow knitter finish up a sweater from a few years ago. After sleeping on it, both Jean and I worked out the numbers and the sweater is on it's way to being finished. Monday morning was cloudy but the wind was gone and out to the lawn we all went again. Some leave on the 12:30 boat but we have until 4:30 before we have to leave. Time passes to fast and it's time to go for another year, leaving this island is very hard to do. Oh well, only 363 more days and I'll be back!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Rose Trellis Continues

I have completed the neck shaping, did 3 needle bind-off on the shoulders, cut the neckline and armhole steeks exactly as directions. Picked up 149 stitches plus the 15 stitches on the holder and am decreasing as per pattern on the sleeves. If I have done my math correctly (G) the sleeve will be the perfect length. So far this has been an easy knit and very addictive................onward! The upper picture shows the shoulder join which matched perfectly.