It's hard to explain to a non-knitter the pure joy that is a long weekend of being surrounded by all the things you love about your craft. The yarn and what you can make from it is certainly a big part of it, but even more than that are the ideas, the possibilities, the creativity that is generated from being around other people who get just as excited as you do by the process of knitting.
Did I mention they feed you 3 square meals a day and you don't have to wash any dishes? Oh and there is a bookstore on the premises with comfy chairs and hazelnut lattes?
Each year we all wait to see what clever thing Lauren has made that she will wear and look absolutely amazing in. She never lets us down.
From the friendly greeting as you sign in, to the lovely grounds, hiking paths, crazy-talented knitting designers teaching classes, and sharing it all with dear friends, it's pretty hard to beat.
I am working on a poncho just like this right now. I have a date on February 18th that I have committed to wearing it to. I think I can, I think I can....
The weather was perfect for exploring the ground of Unity Village. So much to see and appreciate there.
Thank you once again to Cindy and all the folks at The Studio for making this such a wonderful event... and especially to my friends Ann, Joan, and Lauren for the fellowship AND the help untangling our balls of yarn.