What a wonderful, glorious retreat again this January in Temecula. We reluctantly put it to bed as the last few die-hard knitters pushed the clock to the very end of our allotted time. The food, as always, was the star. Though it seems that we relentlessly over-indulge in Charity’s delicacies at each meal, we nevertheless skipped up the stairs at the precise hour of the next meal to repeat the process. YUM! The chef and her cooks really outdid themselves and we were ever so grateful.
Because of the misty, rainy weather this year, we had pastoral views of the neighboring winery that was reminiscent of somewhere far away. . . Ireland? Scotland? A Van Gogh painting? The mist rolled over the hills like a blessing soothing our weary souls, slaking our collective thirst and gently welcoming each day. What a treat! We were so lucky to be there.
Now for the knitting and camaraderie. Can you believe Monday to Thursday with no errands, no chores, no laundry, no cooking, no cleaning, no appointments? Just knitting, tinking, talking, thinking, chatting and laughing. . . lots of laughing. Old friends, new friends, knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitch. . . What more can a girl ask for? Attending these retreats is a favorite event every time. We’re lucky we get to repeat this twice a year. Next time is August. Don’t forget to sign up. Registration starts at the February 2019 Guild Meeting. Details can be found here.
Thank you to Jo Ellen Gould who started the retreats about 15 years ago, and to June Bartczak for keeping it going the past seven years. We will do our very best to preserve the magic.
– Maja and Winter