Friday, December 1, 2017

2018 Here We Come!

Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine

Today is the day, the 2018 Schedule goes out into the world.

We have a great line-up this next year and it's going to be a blast!

Before I move along too quickly, 
I'd to say a hearty and heartfelt 'Thank You' to everyone who joined me this year.  
It was a wonderful, successful, and happy year filled with retreats.  
We had many new faces and many returnees, it was a true pleasure to spend time with each of you.  

New Mexico was an outstanding trip with breathtaking scenery, double horned Churro sheep, and a lovely group of ladies who joined Norah, Diana, and myself for a week in the Southwest.

Monhegan Island was, as always, a dream.  Though a little foggy and damp this year it gave everyone permission to snuggle in and knit even more.  Beth did an outstanding job leading the group down the technical historic path towards the perfect Gansey.

And Quechee, Vermont with its 'same-time-next-year' crowd, a cozy fireside success.  We had wonderful food, a few new lovely faces and Julia Farwell-Clay was a delight and we loved the Folly Cove history and imagery.  

2018, Where Do I Begin?

At the beginning... We will embark upon our second Abiquiu, New Mexico Adventure, June 2-9, 2018.  Susan Mills, Creative Director of Classic Elite Yarns will be at the helm leading knitting workshops each morning and exploring the 'sheep-to-shawl' experience with the regional fibers of Northern New Mexico.  This week out west will be filled with fiber, art, history, and delicious New Mexican cuisine.

Skipping ahead to Fall, Quechee, Vermont Adventure, November 1-4, 2018 will take place once again at the cozy and beautiful Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm.  This time we will daytrip out on a baking yarn crawl.  What?              We welcome Beth Brown-Reinsel, who is an expert and great resource of historical knitting and the techniques of European knitting such as the Knitted Gansey will have her 2nd K&YA experience!

The big surprise for the year is a new event, KNIT MAINETM.  September 6-9, 2018.  This is by far the biggest event ever hosted by K&YA. 
Haystack Mountain School of Craft is graciously welcoming us to spend 4 days and 3 nights on their campus in Deer Isle, Maine.  It will be a weekend filled with a huge variety of daily workshops to chose from, evening presentations, a marketplace filled with Maine and New England based producers, and 8 Nationally & Internationally Recognized Instructors!  It is going to a fantastic fun time on the beautiful shore of Penobscot Bay.  I hope you can join me!

 All in all, I feel pretty grateful to have spent my year surrounded by such great people.  Living in Maine isn't so bad either.  ~Lisa

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