My current work in progress:

1. Mighty Mini, designed by Rachel Henry, knit from Socks That Rock Worthy in the "Tanzanite" and "The Green That Sings" colorways on a 3.0 mm needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Solomons Island

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Early Saturday morning I hopped in my car for the 90-minute drive down to Solomons Island, Maryland.

The private knitting retreat I mentioned last week was held in a beautiful Victorian house, owned by the organizer of the event. This is the front of the house.

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Isn’t it gorgeous? Built in the 1880s, if I am remembering properly, it has been fully restored and is a lovely place for a group of happy, feisty knitters to spend a weekend.

This is the view from the front lawn, with the house behind me:

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The house is on the very tip of the island, with just the road in-between it and the water.

On Saturday we had two sock classes — toes techniques in the morning, and heel techniques in the afternoon. Our hostess Marie provided a wonderful breakfast and lunch, and after the second class she put out a sundae bar. You know, to help us keep up our strength after all the work we did.

We all went over to the Solomons Pier Restaurant for dinner. It was pounding down rain for parts of the afternoon and evening, but we were able to see the spectacular sunset from our table.

The evening was spent in knitting, spinning and conversation. Some of our group were staying in the house, some at nearby hotels or motels.

Sunday morning was the sock design class. Here is Denise, who started a toe in Saturday’s class and that night looked up my sock templates on my website to adjust the heel to fit her foot, and knit the heel that night:

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Beautifully fitting sock, Denise!

All too soon the weekend was over. We had another yummy lunch, courtesy of Marie, and then gathered on the front lawn for a group shot.

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Then back in the car for the quick drive home. Thank you, all! I had a wonderful weekend.

Oh, and guess what I finished Friday night? Lucy wanted to give you a hint:

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“It’s my new kitty blanket!”

Yeah, we’ll talk.