This weekend marked Westport Yarns first Knitting Retreat. We held it at Mohonk Mountain House. In a word, Outstanding. This place is beautiful and super special in it’s own right. Add knitting and a great group of people, and you’ve got a weekend paradise. No responsibilities other than relaxing, maybe a spa treatment, excellent food, and knitting by the fireplace.
Personally, I did not have any spa treatments. Maybe next time. I found this wonderful library where I put down roots for the weekend. Great comfy chairs and wonderfully quiet.
This was the view from my chair in the library, it’s of the fountain outside in the courtyard.
The food was included in the room-rate. The Culinary Institute, nearby, keeps the resort staffed with excellent chefs. The food was outstanding. When I saw the dessert table at lunch, my eyes bugged out! I had to try a little of the ones that appealed to me the most. No, I did not eat everything on my plate. I ate half of it and knit very fast the rest of the day to burn it off.
After lunch Lois and I went in search of other cozy places to knit. We found the game room and played an energetic game of ping pong. I’m sure I haven’t played ping-pong in many, many years. It was a hoot. Yes, hoot. That’s the word to describe it.
Tomorrow I’ll tell you about the Local Flavor Expo.