Friday, September 25, 2009

Off to Julian

I'm taking a vacation, yes I did just do that in Santa Barbara for two days, but this one is an annual retreat with my girls. We're going back to Julian to play with yarn and beads and eat and be merry for 3 days! Susan is making New England Clam Chowder, I am making waffles and egg salad (not for the same meal) Val is making dinner and Gail is bringing Quiche and Judy will bring all manner of snacks....we will not go hungry.....or thirsty for that matter, with each bringing wine for dinner and their own favorite pre-dinner cocktail.

The plan is to make this, Out of the Box Sweater

Mine will be pink, which I continue to insist is not the color I picked, but I am told I did and Susan has proof in writing apparently. It is 3 stitches to the inch on size 10 1/2 needles, supposedly a weekend knit, we'll see.

Because we also have beading planned. The girls would like to learn 'Under the Mast' now fondly called 'Shipwrecked' because Gail couldn't remember the proper name. I'm interested to teach them as it was accepted for next year's Bead and Button and it's always a good idea to understand where the teaching challenges might lie.

There's also a trip to Mountain Beadworks planned. We stopped by last year and it's an excellent bead store, lot's of pretty shiny crystal, and according to Patty's latest newsletter, lot's of new czech glass. We're going for the weekend, but Julian is an achievable day trip from San Diego, so if you're looking for an excellent outing that involves beads, this just may be it.


Rosanne said...

You just seem to have all kinds of fun things going on. That sweater looks like a lot of fun. I don't know if I could knit it in a weekend, maybe you can. We finally got a group of girls together to meet at my house this fall. We're all gonna attempt different things, knitting, bead embroidery, needle felting and rug punching to name a few on our to do list. Enjoy your weekend.

The bad Liz said...

Under the Mast is a stunning piece!! Wow!