Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Knitters & The Mountain Meet!

This is the view from the deck at The Mountain in North Carolina where I spent 3 glorious days. The Atlanta Knitting Guild plans this trip every year and space is at a premium, as there are only 50 spots available. This 3 day weekend was: wonderful, beautiful, outstanding, hilarious, restful, non-stressful, etc. etc. etc.
I rode there with Claudia and on the way up we stopped at Sharon Grist's home for some of her homemade soup. Every year she opens her home to the knitters going to the retreat. Unbelievable. She had 6 different pots of soup, all delicious, and a very homey atmosphere. The weather was just beautiful when we got there on Friday and we were able to get in some knitting out on the deck before it got too cool. Look at that view!

From left to right: Brett, Lou, Stuart, Steve, Doug, and Rob.
These guys are such a fun and talented bunch. I wish I had 10% of their knitting skills and creativity.

Claudia working on her argyle socks. She makes stranding look so easy. I have enough trouble keeping track of a single strand.

Joni, our tour director, with fellow knitter.

Delicious sheep cake that Linda baked. I'm glad I got a picture of most of it before it was inhaled.

Look at THIS! A CAT afghan knitted by Joni. She brought several of these to curl up under. Do you believe the work in this? I love the knitted cats, and if you look closely you'll even see some knitted mice in there, along the border. Now I know why Joni is known as the intarsia queen.

This was a great weekend get-away. I'll be staying put for another month and then I'll be off to Florida the end of March to see my kids, Grandkid, Grandcats, and Granddogs.


Bunny Queen said...

I'm a little envious. :) It's -8F here this morning and you show pictures of someplace with leaves on the trees and people outside in lightweight clothing. It looks like your retreat was a lot of fun. Isn't getting together with a bunch of like-minded fiber addicts fun!

Knit Witch said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Love the afgan!

Larjmarj said...

Wow! Looks like a great time, peaceful and relaxing.

My sister would lose her mind if she saw that afghan.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have joined you it sounded like a wonderful trip... :)

CraftCache said...

I am so jealous. I never even know the AKG existed. I am going to join! What a great weekend!

I’m tagging you!!

Post 7 random things about yourself.

kathy b said...

That sheep cake is the CUTEST knit cake ever. I love it. ENjoyed the whole post.