In 2017, Camp was not the Guide Camp of decades ago, rather a weekend away with fellow knitters on the north shore of Lake Huron. Backpacks were in order then, knitting bags now, like the perfect-for-the-weekend one pictured.
What else was different?
- There were 4 of us, not 30.
- Cooking was on a stove and BBQ, not over an open fire.
- Food was much better, although appetites were not quite as ravenous.
- There was wine and beer.
- Sleep was in actual comfy beds, not in tents on rocky ground, flesh barely protected by sleeping bag and groundsheet.
- There was a bathroom with a toilet, not holes in the ground that we campers dug ourselves.
- There was a shower, not a frigid lake, although there was a frigid lake.
- No badges were earned; lots was learned. We worked on projects, but none were finished, despite intense efforts.
Isn’t this a gorgeous spot?
Here’s what I learned at Camp –
- A coffin sweater has patterning on the front only.
- Vitamin B6 is helpful for nerve pain.
- This is a flattering and nifty way to tie a scarf.
- Chaiogoo stitch markers fit inside one another. Who knew?
- It’s easier to drive at night in the rain wearing Polarized sunglasses.
- Shellac is made from the resin of lac beetles.
- How to grab an app on a Mac.
- It’s perfectly OK to ask others for their opinion when you are in the midst of designing a pattern.
And here’s what we worked on –
Lyn designed a truly Canadian blanket in her Classic Big Yarn.
Trish brought the terrific bag and worked on a wrap in Americo yarn.
And I worked on a new design of mine – a triangular shawl with diamond Gansey patterning. Reversible of course!
And we talked and laughed. Some things just don’t change.
Great time at Camp.