I had such a blast at our second annual VT knit camp! There were quite a few people, besides me, who attended last year and again this year and we also had plenty of new faces. One of the things I love about knit camp is the un-structured-ness of the whole affair. Other then the pot luck friday night there are no schedules, no deadlines, nothing to get in the way of socializing and knitting for 2 straight days.
We eat when we want, we go for walks when we want. I suppose we could do crazy things like swimming or boating too, but mostly there’s just knitting
and more knitting
People spin and crochet too, but not me, I just knit.
That’s the little leaves shawl(ravelry link), subtle stripe vest, and argyle jacket. All projects I’d planned for some not too challenging camp knitting. Those beaded rows on the shawl were time consuming though. By the end I had made a habit of announcing the end of each beading row, and the best part about knit camp is that people understand, and some actually cheered!
Other great parts of knit camp include, seeing (and being inspired by) other’s finished objects, and the camp mascot, Petey.
Pete’s a smart dog who sticks near the pack. But the funniest part is his reaction to strangers. If we welcomed a new human (because they arrived bearing fiber) he was fine. But when a new human wasn’t warmly welcomed (I mean, we were fine with the park ranger being there, but we didn’t ask them what project they were working on) Pete barked. He’s pretty attuned to human behavoir!
My friends and I joined forces for our meals, that way we each only had to prepare for and cook one meal at camp. And we all pitched in on cleanup. I made french toast and sausage for breakfast sunday morning.
We ate pretty well for a bunch of people in lean tos all weekend!
The hot summer air of last week blew out of town just the night before knit camp. As a result we had some chilly air from canada. This kept the days cool enough to enjoy knitting outdoors, but the nights were downright chilly.
Luckily I’d brought some woolen garments with me. In this picture I’m wearing (over my pjs) my currants hat, creemee scarf, TWO sweaters (cambridge cables over owls), trout river legwarmers, and skew socks. It may not be the prettiest outfit, but for the record I was toasty warm all night and slept like a log.
If you’re in the area, or have some vacation time next summer, I highly recommend coming to our 3rd annual event!