Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Enchanted

Enchanted

What a wonderful week we had in New Mexico.  The weather was perfection, the sights, day trips, and landscape could not have been lovelier.  Thank you to all who attended, it was such a pleasure to host you in the Land of Enchantment.


Read about our trip below!  See our full photo album on Instagram @KnittingYogi


There's more! Monhegan Island, Maine is coming in September and there is still room for those who want to venture out with us to yet another enchanting landscape.  Monhegan Island is filled with sparkling sunlight, art and beautiful vistas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Here we will hike, dine on splendid lobsters and knit on the porch in the soft warm air in the day and bundle up by the wood stove on the cool nights.


We have the pleasure of welcoming Beth Brown-Reinsel as our Guest Designer on Monhegan Island this year.  Beth has an extensive knowledge of historic knitting styles from all around the globe which she will be sharing with us in September. Fresh from her latest adventure to Australia she'll have lots to share with us!


I hope we see you there!
~Lisa



New Mexico 2017 Adventure

We had an amazing week in the great Southwest touring fiber producers, greeting double horned Churro sheep, learning about spinning, dying, weaving and knitting with the amazing Norah Gaughan.

Each day began with a morning filled with knitting learning new techniques and working with the beautiful Churro wools from Tierra Wools in Los Ojo, New Mexico.  We set out on Monday to see where our wool was produced. The tiny town of Los Ojos had everyone fooled by its old craggy appearance.  But when the doors to Tierra Wools opened it was as if we'd stepped into a Technicolor rainbow!





Weaving Southwest was another fiber highlight as we were hosted by Teresa, granddaughter to the amazing Rachel Brown who played a key role in preserving and protecting the historic Churro sheep and the weaving culture of Northern New Mexico.


Other days were spent soaking and being massaged at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, visiting Taos Pueblo and the Sanctuario de Chimayo.









But one of the most memorable highlights of our week was our day spent in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe.  Stepping into her Abiquiu home and studio and getting into the landscape of Ghost Ranch where so many of her paintings were conceived and painted was an experience not to be forgotten.  





This was one for the books, every day was like magic.  And at the end of each day we dined on New Mexican cuisine before snuggling into our casitas at the Abiquiu Inn.  I hope you can join us next time.  Stay tuned as details emerge about the next time we visit New Mexico.

~Lisa


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