When I had the pleasure of interviewing Cathy Payson-- who is our guest teacher on the retreat this year-- for Interweave KNITS, she told me that when she travels she sees inspiration for her designs everywhere. I thought of her a lot these past two weeks—I’ve been on vacation in Israel. Everywhere I look I see color schemes and patterns. There’s the blue green of the Mediterranean, the arches in Jerusalem, and even chevrons all along the walls of some ancient, human-made caves we visited.
I’ve had a great time AND I’m really looking forward to Monhegan Island. Some of the cliff views here remind me of there. And the sunsets in both places are stunning. But there are certainly big differences—a major one being no traffic on Monhegan. I am especially eager for the absence of honking horns. And, while I have managed to get quite a bit of knitting done on this trip. I can’t wait to make that the entire focus of a full week. I might even manage to finish this sweater I’ve been working on.
Here are some pictures of my trip, inspired by the look-for-ideas notion Cathy planted in my mind. Am really eager to find out what she has planned for us.