Sunday, February 3, 2019

February is like an iron fist in a velvet glove. Beautiful, quiet and for me, my birthday month so naturally my favorite time of year. But it is a tough one with the bitterly cold weather, storms and lack of light that can so easily wear one down. It's a good time to think ahead to the warmer sunnier days to come. 

Next up for the K&YA 2019 calendar is our weekend on Cape Ann in Rockport, MA, April 4-7

I have fallen hard for this hidden gem. It's labyrinth of walkable narrow streets filled with shops and galleries. The stunning views from our weekend home away from home, the beautiful Emerson Inn. I'm really looking forward to walking the beach between knitting sessions or just hanging out on the deep porch overlooking the ledge filled lawn to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Emerson Inn, Rockport, MA

This will be another weekend like others you may have experienced with us, luxurious, filled with knitting, new friends, wonderful food, morning yoga sessions and afternoons exploring or relaxing on the porch.

Registration will be closing for this special weekend at the end of the month, February 28th. Check your calendars and call your friends because this is a weekend not to be missed.

Beth Brown Reinsel will be leading us through two of her classes, Fingerless Latvian Mittens and Traditional Cast-Ons.
This will be Beth's third K&YA retreat and she is one of the most attentive and experienced instructors K&YA has ever hosted. Participants have raved about her classes and her ability to effectively teach the historic techniques she presents.

Check out Beth's re-released classic, Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Updated: Techniques and Patterns for Traditional Sweaters, Interweave July 2018

Suggested reading and viewing for our weekend away:

The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Leaving Lucy Pear, a novel by Anna Solomon
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (not exactly on Cape Ann, but nearby)
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star Gazer, by Sena Jeter Naslund (it's a stretch, but I loved it)
Manchester By The Sea, 2017 Academy Award winner, Netflix
Olive Kitteridge, 2013the movie, set in Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport, MA

I hope to see you there!

~ Lisa

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