Feeling crappy with those mold issues, I neglected my blog a bit and did not get a chance to tell y’all about my trip to the beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington in March.
I participated in the Visionary Retreat, led by the truly visionary Cat Bordhi, intended for knitting designers who wish to write and publish quality and timeless books. It was a great honor to be included as a Visionary and to have the support of fellow Visionaries in this process. I cannot speak of the details of the retreat and reveal the projects, but I can tell you that the camaraderie from the group and Cat’s mentorship has been an invaluable experience. It also did not hurt to be housed at the gorgeous Lakedale Resort and to be fed wonderfully by our caterer Deb.
Above: the lake and some ferns on the Lakedale grounds.
Above: Our lovely caterer Deb, who served and cooked us some super delicious food. Sarah Anderson spun on her pocket wheel at the retreat.
Above: I’m a lucky girl. I got to try on original socks hand-knitted by the legendary Barbara Walker! Then I also modeled Cat’s new Tomato Heel socks and I photographed some images for her too. (You’ll have to wait for Cat to release them herself!)
Above: I love gnarly trees, found in the yard of one of the houses in downtown San Juan Island. Two ladies I was very happy to call my new friends: Deb Accuardi of Pico Accuardi Dyeworks and Nancy Marchant, aka Queen of Brioche.
Above: We had some silly fun playing our own fiber version of Balderdash. Sarah brought a dictionary of fiber and textiles and we had great fun making up definitions for them. We were quite creative and sometimes rather convincing in our BS definitions. I have to say that the queen of silly and wacky definitions goes to Cat! Deb recorded our game and some of our chatter for her podcast.