After almost exactly 12 hours of travel time, I made it back from Meg's Knitting Camp yesterday afternoon safely and with luggage in tow (quite literally--I carted it the mile from the Berkeley rapid transit station to my home, being too cheap to pay for a taxi that short distance, which did not seem quite so short when I was half way along I'll tell you! Isn't it typical of us fiberistas that we will not hesitate to spend $180 on yarn and books but will balk at $12 for a taxi???).
I'm faced with massive amounts of work, so I'll just give a few highlights right now. The photos and in-depth commentary will have to follow when I'm done being an adult:
- The annual knitting camp contest. This year it was "masks." Creativity, technical expertise, and humor.
- A real Wisconsin Friday night fish fry at Skeeter & Otis's in tiny Hewitt with Greg, Gayle, and Cat.
- Seeing Bridget Rorem's amazing new lace pieces and the photos for her upcoming book, to be published by Schoolhouse Press at some yet-to-be-determined date.
- Driving through Iowa and Wisconsin with Greg and Marilyn van Keppel (translator of the two Icelandic shawl books). What lovely countryside and what great companions!
- Seeing Meg's new Armenian-knit monarch butterfly sweater (I assume this will appear in a Wool Gathering some day).
- Enjoying the creative energy of this great group of knitters!!!
I had a much-needed break and my batteries feel recharged--I'm brimming with ideas for future projects.