Thursday, 5 May 2011
where was I?
Mary Jane explained something tricky to her students. Later that weekend we hopped into the car, bought some snickerdoodle flavoured coffee at the gas station and headed for the hills. I learned a valuable lesson that day. Never buy a coffee named after any foodstuff other than coffee. The hills, on the other hand, did not disappoint.
We were en route to Ellen's, Ellen lives in New Hampshire with her family in a house stuffed with all the beautiful things she finds in thrift shops. Everyone in that household makes stuff - music, cookies, knitting patterns, semi-conductors, snow machines. We had a blast and made plans to meet in Maine later on.
Mary Jane and I set off to Maine in the midst of a snow warning. I didn't take the warning too seriously until I woke up the next morning to find many inches of snow outside my window. Beautiful crisp new spring snow. A perfect reason to spend our days knitting by the woodstove. And that's just what we did. I have some lovely pictures of MJ but most of them show her knitting top secret patterns for important magazines. Instead, here is proof of the usefulness of knitted items. Perfect for snowbound log collecting.
It wasn't all snow and yarn, I also met some of the nicest people in Maine. And dogs, and ducks. There was so much to see and do and eat and photograph that I think I'll just have to come back again. Still more tales to tell of this journey. Next time I'll tell you all about following your bliss at Starcroft Yarns.....