The knitting retreat was wonderful! I am relaxed, refreshed, and have a ton of new ideas for projects.
The women that took part in the retreat were fantastic. It is so energizing spending time with people that are creative, especially when one shares their passions. They did all sorts of amazing crafts. There were spinners, knitters, and weavers. Sitting in the chapel knitting and listening to the whir of the spinning wheel in between the lulls in conversation was the epitomy of girly relaxation.
The grounds were lovely. I got to go on a couple hikes through the woods, one of which I took in the rain. For some reason, walking in the rain seems very meditative to me. I think that it is because the sound of the rain envelops me, and helps to calm my mind, much the same way meditating does.
On my final hike of the weekend, I harvested about 15 pounds of black walnuts and 7 pounds of acorns, so I am going to be busy today and tomorrow with preparing them for storage. I am looking forward to trying acorn pancakes this winter if all goes well.
My jean rag rug is almost done, so I should be posting pictures and instructions soon, although it may be the blind leading the blind, as it was my very first crochet project. The rug was a great hit at the retreat, and it was wonderful to work on because it grew so fast. All in all, it is taking a lot less time than I thought that it would.
I am glad to be back home, but I am already looking forward to next year’s retreat!