Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Yea! It's A New Year!

This feels really good.  Out with the Old and In with the New.  It's a refreshing approach today and so it goes with all the new adventures of 2018.  I hope you can all join me this year, there's room for everyone.

Let's take a look at what's in store for 2018

Abiquiu, New Mexico  June 2-9, 2018

This is a different sort of trip for K&YA, it's a traveling, day-tripping, sheep-to-shawl-esque sort of trip.  We meet in Sante Fe at the Inn On The Paseo, hang out for about 24 hours then head on up to the Abiquiu Inn in Abiquiu, NM.  From there the real adventure begins!

We'll meet loads of Churro Sheep, eat lots of amazing Northern New Mexican foods, soak up the sunset, and explore the historic adobes in Abiquiu, Taos and Los Ojos.  As we trip back down south at the end of the week we'll smell the lavender and feed the alpaca of Victory Ranch.

KNIT MAINE™ at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine  September 6-9, 2018

This is also a different sort of trip for K&YA, I guess it's that kind of year.  This is not so much a retreat as a full blown knitting extravaganza. With roughly 30 classes to chose from taught by 8 standout Designers and Instructors any knitter from a fledgling beginner to an advanced super-knitter will find classes to suit their tastes.

If you've dreamed of spending time on the coast of Maine this is the place to be.  Haystack, an internationally renown craft school has opened its doors to us for one of the most idyllic weekends Maine can offer.  When you're not soaking up the knitting workshops you can soak up the sun on the warm ledge with your toes dipped into Penobscot Bay.

Quechee, Vermont  November 1-4, 2018 
Now this is what I call a traditional, cozy up-to-the-fire retreat.  We'll be in the rolling foothills of the Green Mountains, sitting by the fire knitting.  Only this year we will also be baking!  

Perhaps it's not that traditional after all.  We'll spend part of our yarn crawl on Saturday rolling out cookies at the King Arthur Flour Baking School.  Then we'll roll home past one of our favorite knit shops, Northern Nights in Norwich, VT.

 I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.  And I really hope you pack a bag and come away with us!



  1. I am I interested in the NM retreat, but I can't seem to find a cost anywhere on the website. Have I missed something?

  2. Hi Amy! For all the retreats the details and costs are all on the Registration pages. From there you go to the actual Registration Form.
    Hope to see you on a retreat this year!