Sunday, June 29, 2008

And then this one time...

And then this one time, at knitting camp (groan...ok, I won't continue!!)

Just had the best weekend - knitting camp at Wollongong's fabulous Mt Keira Scout Camp with a bunch of fabulous women. I've been looking forward to this for so long!!

Made sure I packed enough projects:
From bottom right - Pearl Buck, yarn options for a new project, February Lady Sweater and McDreamy socks, which I'd hoped to get finished, but didn't quite! I guess it was really enough for at least a week I'd say, but you have to be prepared for all eventualities - I mean, something could have happened to force us to stay up there for a week, you never know! Also remembered to pack some wine, some chocolate and some timtams, as well as nice tea bags.

Apart from much knitting both inside and out:
there was dyeing (I didn't do any, but others did - check out Ailsa's red 'n' yellow striping sock yarn there);

and
in the outdoor chapel up the walking track from the lodge where we spent most of our time:
and Christmas in June dinner on Saturday night:with much hilarity (I guess you had to be there!) (oh, and the eggnog helps too!):And for me, my first fair isle:
I can't begin to tell you how much I loved myself this weekend knitting this!!

Best of all, uninterrupted knitting time with fabulous women, with someone else cooking for us. Oh, I wish I could go to knitting camp every weekend!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

You know, as exciting as this weekend was here in The Can with The George and The Bump, I really would have liked to have been on knitting camp too.

So glad you had a great time!

Sarah said...

I am trying not to be too jealous! So glad you all had a lovely time and the fair isle looks great

Bells said...

it was SO good. I could and most likely will rave about this for weeks to come. You should love yourself for the fair isle. It's GORGEOUS.

kms said...

and do you remember the time...

did you get approval for that pic from she-who-must-be-obeyed by the way?

ps i'll have the fan belt thanks rob

claudine said...

Oh sounds like a fabulous weekend!! I wish I could go to a knitting camp every weekend too... :)

MadMad said...

I've been waiting and waiting to hear! It sounds wonderful! You should definitely make it an annual!

kim said...

Oh, I can't think of a more idyllic weekend! I was picturing tents, but that 'cabin' is so charming. I can only imagine how much fun you all must have had.

amy said...

It looks great. What a wonderful idea for a getaway weekend. And mmm, what I'd give for someone cooking for me all weekend.

TinkingBell said...

I WANT TO GO TO KNITTING CAMP TOOOOOOOO!!!!
I am so envious - all these great people - and I wish I was there!

Love the fairisle!

Rell said...

OH Where do I sign up for a knitting camp?

Love the fairisle well done.

And the camp was only up the road.

Diana said...

What a grand time! And beautiful place too. Your fair isle is lovely. You just may get hooked on it! Check out the Selbuvotter book on mittens. I finally had to have it.

Caffeine Faerie said...

I;m just going to continue to try not be jealous and fail.

I love your fair isle - its beautiful!

And kudos on your highly imaginative opening line... ;)

Queen of the froggers said...

It just looks fab, I am envious!

knitabulous said...

I wish knitting camp was every weekend too! It was really a great opportunity to spend time with you guys getting to know you better. And your fair isle does completely rock. Hate her.

Donna said...

It was a fantastic weekend! I don't want to wait a year for another go around, either.

Em said...

Goodness, I am covered in jealousy that there's no equivalent over here. May have to con Momolla and Kate into an Australian vacation, if this turns out to be an annual thing.

Donna Lee said...

I want to go to knitting camp. I will try not to whine about it but I want to go. It sounds like so much fun, although Em's idea of an Australian vacation sounds good,too. Maybe we can have a knitting weekend and camp at the same time. I'd have to hire someone to cook and clean up but it could be fun.

Snoozen said...

Then this one time at knit camp this girl like started some fair isle socks and they looked awesome...

So glad you had fun. Looks like a jolly time was had by all.

Ann said...

Looks like you had great fun - I also wish that every weekend is knitting camp. I love you fair isle socks - great colors!

PrincessPea said...

It looks like you went to knitting heaven for a couple of days! What a fantastic idea - I wish we had them over here.

jp said...

Oh My I am so jealous!
I want to go next time!

Nellie said...

Knitting camp sounds wonderful! How are you finding the endpaper mits? I've been tempted by them so often.