Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Knitting on the Wild Side...

So, I got to go to a knitting retreat with Lucy Neatby and a few other folks.  The setting was a little island off the coast of Nova Scotia called Big Tancook Island.  The big is relative, and is used to differentiate it from Little Tancook Island.

The Husb and I drove there, making a couple of important stops along the way...

 


We went to WEBS...and I didn't buy yarn!!!  

I know, right?

 



We took the factory tour at Ben & Jerry's...and we got to taste the flavor that they were packaging up that day.  Yum!





We watched the marine layer roll in at Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor....
 
 


....and watched the action at Thunder Hole.  It was pretty impressive.

 


Finally, the husb dropped me off and I boarded a ferry to Big Tancook with a group of eager knitters.

 

We were treated to a nice mixer and dinner the night before classes started. 

 














Lucy brought Fiona over for a visit.

 

The cottage where I stayed had a great view.

 


There was no shortage of food...

 

 ...or drink.

 

In fact, it seems that we were always eating.

 

Like - all the time!

 

There was a girly fort...

 


...complete with chandelier.

 

We even became honorary Tancookers.

 

We really did have classes and we learned quite a bit. Lucy is a wonderful teacher, and if you ever have the chance to take a class from her - do it!!!  

The retreat was more than knitting though and I have many great memories that I will always cherish.

MK out.

3 comments:

Billie Rae said...

So wonderful to retreat...and enjoy good food, new friends and knitting too. Hope you close your eyes and get a little recharge when you think of this wonderful visit.

Annemieke said...

Oh that looks like great fun. And knitting was involved. Yeah!!

Patty said...

What a blast! And what a setting. And no yarn at WEBS? Yeah, ivendone that too. ;-)