reflections on Squam (spring 2013)

1. Eldorado, the funnest cabin ever 2. Rainbow bag 3. Air pose 4. Rainy day on the dock 5. The yarnification 6. I love that lake 7. I am here. 8. Process gallery 9. Tiny Tomten 10. The heart 11. Bedroom morning light 12. Ravelry Revelry!

another June, and another magical Squam have come and gone. this was my seventh time attending and teaching, and each one is sweetly unique and has its own special flavor. this year’s spring session –the fiber and textile one– was spectacular as always, and celebrated its five-year anniversary with a Ravelry Revelry shindig on saturday afternoon. so MANY happy knitters in one place!

some of my favorite memories from this time include having the most awesome group of cabin-mates ever, all teachers and superstars of the fiber world and our evening fireside yarning and story-telling will stay with me for life. and how lucky am i to have had dear Maya as my actual roomie! we never ever get to hang out and have heart-to-hearts, so this was extra special and we took full advantage.

it’s always wonderful to see friends and students from years past, and this year was brimming with them! sweetly thoughtful nancy brought me a gift which she made using clues from some of my pinboards to be sure i’d like it. how amazing is that?

the woods were even more colorful than usual with knit and crochet goodness surprising you at every turn. the Process Gallery (the table in the dining hall where we bring our projects from class to show off) was off the charts! i’ve never seen so many incredible objects, making us all wish we could have taken every single class.

as you can well imagine, i’m over the moon to be teaching again in September at the newest incarnation of SAW: the Taproot Gathering. this one promises a whole new flavor: (pickling! herbal potions! wood carving! dyeing with plants! paper cutting!) and yes, some fiber fun too, that sounds like it’s not to be missed. i’ll be teaching two workshops: Collage Crochet and Squam Smock, (more on each of those this week) and i couldn’t be more excited about them. and guess what? it’s not too late to join in! registration is open until August 15, and as of this moment there are still a few spots left. perhaps one of them is yours…

are the woods calling to you?


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