Seriously, the reports were all so uniformly glowing I wasn't entirely sure that I believed them. (You know me, cynical city girl.)
And then I went.
Yup. They're right. It really is that good.
The setting. Yes, this city girl survived the great outdoors.
Kinda pretty, no?
The food. The coffee. (Although the mugs were a bit small so I had to use two at a time...)
Really. Elizabeth and her team do a wonderful job creating an entirely unique and very special event. And I'm glad this was the one on I ended on.
I'm taking a small teaching break over the summer. You won't find me doing any of my usual local classes until September. I need this time to refresh my classes - and me. I've been teaching three... four... five.... six times a week at local shops and further afield pretty much non-stop for the last 10 years. I started teaching evenings and weekends when I had my day job, and it's the teaching that let me make the big jump to quit the day job and go full-time in knitting. I've had the odd vacation, and I usually take a couple of weeks around Christmas and the New Year, but I've had no significant breaks for the past ten years.
It's time. I absolutely love teaching, but to make sure I continue to love it, I need to stop for a bit and gather myself.
I won't be idle, of course. I'm not sure I can do it... my sock book comes out this summer,
and there are other books in the offing, and a fun e-book of designs underway, and a pattern or two to launch. Plus some new classes to be developed. I do also plan to take long dog walks and eat ice cream and enjoy dinners at home. (Teaching in the evenings means that I'm rarely at home for dinner.)
Look for me on shop schedules again in September, both in Toronto and further afield. There's also some special events coming up, including my fourth trip to KnitCity in Vancouver. More details as they are announced. There's a couple I'm REALLY excited about.