June 3, 2010
Wish I were "here," too. Oh, to be back in NH again. Enjoy every minute! Since I have a muggle day job, I feel as if I'm missing home and knitting.
So jealous! Looks gorgeous and I wanna be there!
So close to being the first...
Wish I were there too! Well few weeks & I'll be at Bodega Bay.
It looks so wonderful. Have a great time, and say hello to Susan Gibbs from Juniper Moon Farm. Lovely person, great shepherd of the cutest wooley beasts you'll ever see.
Looks great, the knitting and the fire very welcoming.
Unfortunately I'm muggling today, though elder daughter is on a Teacher's Only Day and is sitting in front of the Tyra Banks show with her knitting (you wouldn't have seen that a year ago!) assimiliation is nearly complete - we went to a cafe for breakfast after watching younger daughter's school assembly and she went to pull out her knitting but found she had left a needle at home, (I maybe getting places with the girl).
Onwards and upwards, one boss has left work for me while he is off to Chicago's ASCO conference, so when this lot of work is done it will be WOOT time. I may go looking for some sock needles (what was that about having 25 sets?, once I thought that OTT, but now I think it is quite reasonable, and wishing I had emulated you) - the purchase of new sets isn't just to get started before you get home from LYS, but also because other knitting is on those needles, what a bother. I may start to purchase my way towards 25 sets. It is very tempting.
Only June, and I think the adoption of my own Sock Club ziploc bags is going to become a reality.
Oh! It looks absolutely lovely! I do wish I could be there ..
Wonderful postcard. Thanks so much for including us.
I wish I was there, but I am consoling myself with the knowledge that there are only 35 days until the Silk retreat.
I wish I were there, too! especially to hear you speak. Did you get your needle out of the sink?
It looks like a wonderful event -- hope you're having a terrific time! Thanks for sharing.
Yay for lake and rest and everything!!
You deserve it all.
Me too! I am so jealous. *sigh* At least I get postcards. :)
Lovely photos, Steph! I can only hope I get good enough someday to travel the places you have. Enjoy! Safe Journey!
And what a wonderful postcard it is! ("Better than nothin'" she grumbles as she goes back to vacuuming....)
It looks absolutely beautiful there!
Good luck speaking :)
Me too! It looks just like summer camp - but better. Please have enough fun for all of us!
I really do love that green! Wish I could sit in front of that fire and do a few rows for you... Ü
P.S. - Truly, Steph, you are living the dream.
Ooooo, thanks for the update!
Lake. Lantern light. Knitting. Lake. Olive-green yarn. Big dang trees. Heaven. Or at least a slice of it. Heaven pie! Thanks for sharing.
Did you run into Ysolda Teague?
Me too --- Looks like a beautiful place to be. Have fun!
Wish I was there too!! Hope you have fun!!!
I'd love to be there.
Just a note about Steven's lace issue.
I was looking through Vogue's "early fall" issue
today and there was a sweater very similar to
what he was knitting, and it was called "cables and lace". So is that a way to negotiate true peace amongst many?
Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario
Have a perfectly perfect time!
Do my eyes spy a button band in progress? Yay!
What a wonderful place! Enjoy!
Everyone will so enjoy your talk.
Are you doing Tulips buttonholes?
That's looks so wonderful! Have a great time tomorrow!
Do I see a FIRE in the fireplace in June? I totally want to be there.
wow >jealous< i cant wait for the silk retreat. i need to get away from the city.
Obviously no mosquitos or gnats.... or is that knats?
I'm lounging under the fan in a quiet house while the boys are asleep, and I have a table full of Shetland/Angora/silk to spin. Wish you were here! ;)
Echoing others - Wish I were there.
Oh, I wish I were there, too! It makes me think of my Mom, who grew up in Meredith, and the summer when we spent time at the Roberts' Camp (though I think that was on Winnepesaukee, not Squam). Lovely memories, thanks for bringing them back.
Stunning surroundings! Glad you are there. Was the porch screened in...just thinking of moths to the light. I am now a moth-o-phobe.
What a beautiful, beautiful June day and place to share together! *wistful*
Wish I was there, too. I live in the southwest corner of NH. I would love to be on the lake with this warm and humid weather. Enjoy the lovely weekend!
Looks like a lovely spot to be! Enjoy every second of it...
I wish I was there too! I wish I was practically anywhere else at the moment but there seems pretty nice!
I'm with Andrea! Shades of summer camp and my childhood. Two to four weeks every year were spent at lakeside summer camp (Girl Scout - no luxury here!)in New Hampshire. Haven't been there since my daughter was eleven. That's twenty years ago!
Just got back from a month plus in the U.S. with a (very) sizable increase in my stash and a equally sizable decrease in my cash. It's hot, hot, hot and I've been switching out the summer for winter clothes as fast as I can. Thank you for the postcard. It looks so cool and lovely. Wish I was there!
P.S. So, was it worth all that driving?
Such a gorgeous view! Enjoy your time at camp!
Sigh... who knew 50 miles would be so impossible to travel this week.
Enjoy the weekend, it'll be lovely being by the lake!
Very peaceful and inviting post card thank you . Have a ball.
One of these days, I'll be able to do something like that! FOr now, I'll just live vicariously through you and sigh! Hope your time there is wonderful!
Yup, getting to go to summer camp is one of the great advantages to your line of work. Enjoy! (I'll have to settle for vicarious camp for now.)
Oh it looks great! I'm totally envious - I could do with some of that right now too! Enjoy yourself!
That looks so lovely! Wish I were there!
I really wanted to go! Maybe I'll be able to make it next year (if I remember now and start saving my pennies).
Year ago (like, the mid/late 70s) I recall going with a bunch of friends to Squam Lake and competing in a "non-boat open", which meant build anything that wasn't a boat, and get it from a very wet point A to a very wet point B.
We did a stagecoach one year - it's a beautiful area and I bet it's even nicer with all that yarn!
Isn't Keepsake/Patternworks nearby? Maybe I'll go after the kid goes to college...
Looks Amazing. Wish I was spending a whole summer there :)
Looks like a wonderful time and place. I know that you sometimes are nervous about speaking. However you have done it so many times. Thanks for the pretty sites.
To comment completely off topic - when did donations to Doctors without Borders (insert french translation here) hit One Million?!
How completely amazing!
Maybe I missed the post?
Maybe you have a life besides entertaining us?
I wish we were all there too! Looks lovely! Have fun!
Sounds like a wonderful time...wish I were there too! Just heard about a similar event being sponsered by Vogue Knitting next January in New York City. Details to follow on their website in August. Sounds verrrry interesting........you part of it? Hmmmmmmmm.........
Ohhhhh, I want to dive off that pier! Your picture brings back memories of camp in Maine with my family. Fun times - and yeah, wish I were there.
That does look like fun! Enjoy yourself, please make us all jealous (uh, sorry, "report in") later.
o wow that looks amazing! im so envious, here if i start knitting my mother yells at me for being lazy :( thanks for the luvly pics x
That looks so cozy & lovely.Have a great time.Thank you for the little post-cards of the lake. You need a break!
Looks wonderful. I am SO jealous! Wish I could be there along with everyone else.
Oh, those pictures remind me so much of Mayne Island that I feel like I am there...but, of course, I'm here. : )
That looks amazing:: one day I will go to Squam. Thanks for the postcard.
Did you remember to bring your bra?
Thanks for sharing, however, now totally green with envy. Enjoy for me too!
I wish I could be there too, only I 'have' to be in Speyside, Scotland. Whisky sampling is compulsory. Knitting in the sun is optional, but very enjoyable. And I found a local shop that sells local Scottish alpaca - again, purchasing optional, but very nice.
Aw, three of my favourite blog writers are all at Squam right now...
Susie from Juniper Moon Farm (http://www.fiberfarm.com/blog)
Amanda Blake Soule, aka SouleMama (http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/)
In my dreams the three of you are all meeting and becoming the best of friends.
Ah, if only. I'd join you in a heartbeat if I could!
It al looks lovely. Makes me miss camp even more. Hope you are having a great time and getting a bit of rest too. Rumor has it we might get a wee bit of sun tomorrow. Here's hoping.
That looks like my idea of Heaven *sigh*
I am here TOO! So lucky. Thanks for helping me get my FIRST ever sock project underway. :o)
I love the picture of someone taking a picture of you. I'm guessing that person has a matching photo, too.
Beautiful place-glad you got well in time to attend.
Oh, how I wish I was there!
Now I'm curious to know where Squam is? Is it anywhere near Sequim (pronounced Squim), Washington? tee hee
Looks heavenly - a perfect location for some serious knitting!
I drove by Squam Lake today on my way to Patternworks. I used to live in the area- what a beautiful spot for a knitting weekend. Enjoy!
I wish I were there too, kind of. But only kind of, because it's Fiber Frolic weekend, and I get to spend a weekend with my folks and at my favorite fiber festival. And this year I am here alone, which by itself is worth the price of admission.
Nice pictures, that's good.
Looks absolutely lovely. Enjoy!!
Looks beautiful there. The sock is looking great too!
Squam is a beautiful lake. How lucky to be able to spend time there with friends and knitting, too!!! I grew up just a few miles from there and get back to visit NH (from WA) a couple of times a year. Visits to Patternworks (in Center Harbor), Inspire 2 Knit and Tea (in West Plymouth), and Elegant Ewe (in Concord) to pet and adopt yarn are mandatory when I'm there.
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Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. The setting plus the company, I'm sure, created a wonderful retreat-like learning experience.
Looks heavenly!! You 4-season people must be absolutely living it up! I live in central California where we really only have 2 seasons: Cold and wet (winter time) or dry and hot (summer time) We usually have spring and autumn for about 10 days each. This year was unusual because we had spring for about 3 weeks! Oh, well, the hot weather set in, so I am an insider (as in: inside the house mostly) now.
Wish I were there, too; it looks better than here! Good luck with the public speaking -- I always hate the waiting when something like that is coming up. (Also, random, but I really love the colors in that braided rug!)
And I wish you were here! Do you ever come across Lake Erie to Ohio for speaking engagements?
I've spent many happy hours in, on, and around Squam. Here's another fine excuse to visit: http://www.nhbow.com/
Oh, we spent a week at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps one blessed June and we had the MOST fun! What a beautiful place. The screen windows in the cabins - NAILED into place; and the window sashes in the dining hall that go right down into the walls, out of sight. And the water bikes, and loons, and canoes, and owls, the ice house and ice man, the waffle machine, on and on. Did you get to Patternworks?
Perfect setting for that beautiful green! I envy you havibg the stick-to-it-iveness to make actual wearables. I am hooked on lace, HATE setting in sleeves, and won't do a bazillion rows of stockinette, so my work is voluminous but useless. I am really surprised at the color of Spring Tickle. I have had a skein for a couple years and not been moved to use it. Maybe now I will. So sorry you lost your needle down the drain. It's like losing an old friend when that happens.
To: Awfulknitter at June 4, 2010 3:35 PM
'have' to be in Speyside? Compulsory Whisky sampling? You poor thing, you!
Stephanie et al - Have fun! Don't try swimming just yet