If you are as much of a fan of Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen as I am, you will recognize the place signs in the photo: EZ lived in Babcock, Wisconsin, and Meg lives in Pittsville.
Yes, I was on my way to Knitting Camp when I took this photo--the sun was shining the entire week, the temperature was moderate, and the humidity low. The drive from Kansas City to central Wisconsin with my friends Greg and Marilyn was quite enjoyable (except for the flat tire on the freeway near Madison).
This year's camp was one of the best--it sped past in a blur of fried food and flashing needles. (Our traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry Friday at Sceeter and Otis' in Hewitt was a chance to order every fried "appetizer" on the menu: fried cheese curds, fried jalapeno poppers, fried cheese munchers, fried macaroni & cheese.)
It's hard to summarize camp--seeing the marvelous work people have done during the year in the show and tell sessions; having a chance to ask Meg questions; laughing during the contest (this year was Recycled Knits--which provoked some pretty wacky entries as well as some quite lovely ones).
A recently discovered EZ sweater that proved to be flattering to many figures (this will be published some time in the future):
Meg's very lovely interpretation of a classic Swedish design, which will appear in the next Wool Gathering:
All too soon it was time to say goodbye.
I've got a mile-long list of things I want to knit next....