I had been invited to co-teach a Contemplative Knitting retreat with Elaine Yuen.
I'll start with the place.
Sky Lake Lodge:
View from my window:
People. Here's Elaine and I (I have the strong urge to crop myself out of this picture. Somehow I do not look happy. I want to tell you that I was very happy.)
Inside. This is the shrine room where we went for meditation every morning and evening.
Gretchen's beautiful handspun next to a piece of fabric. We saw many convergences like this: the yarn had a long story, the fabric was bought last minute. By someone 200 miles away.
Once everyone got used to the project they cast on, I had every knitter pass their project on to their neighbor. We were practicing non-attachment. It was a powerful experience.
Handspun next to cotton with lycra next to a different handspun next to...and more interesting things to be revealed by the crazy ball.
Thank you everyone for participating. I had the most amazing time. Thank you for letting me be there with you, thank you for sharing your stories, your yarn, your creativity.
Thank you to the organizers: Barbara, Dina, Elaine, Gretchen, Patrice. I feel truly blessed to have met you.