Returning to Xanadu - MSKR 2014 - Easton Mountain Misty

Returning to Xanadu

Sometimes absence does make the heart grow fonder. I have literally been dreaming of returning to Xanadu. Or in my case, Easton Mountain.

In Less Than A Week I Am Returning To Xanadu

Has your heart ever ached to return somewhere?

Yes, I’ve longed to be home after long business trip. But no where else, other than Easton Mountain have I ever actually yearned to be.

This place has a magical quality that seems to nurture community. But it nurtures a community that brings joy, love and serenity all at once. I have never left this idyllic land without feeling whole…connected…nourished.

I hesitate posting this. There are many guys who would have liked to be at the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat and can’t. In fact, there was a very real possibility that I wasn’t going to be able to be vaccinated in time. And when it looked like I wasn’t going to be able to go, it was heartbreaking knowing that I was going to have to wait until September. But fortunately, I was able to be vaccinated in time and I’ll be going up there next week.

So for those of you who long to be there, and can’t, I definitely understand the sadness. And I truly hope we get to see you there soon.

We have opened registration for the September Men’s Knitting Retreat. So hopefully, going forward, the Men’s Knitting Retreats will get back on a regular schedule.

Current Knitting

I put the Provenance Mitts aside so I could start a project that I could work on without too much concentration for next week’s retreat.

Primordial Sworls Shawl Sport 05-12-21 01

This is the Primordial Sworls Shawl with some modifications. The yarn is Sport weight (Bugga! by the Verdant Gryphon).

Primordial Sworls Shawl Sport 05-12-21 02

So I went up to a US9 (5.5 mm) needle and reduced the number of stitches. Now that I’ve got the shawl started and established, I’ll go back and try to finish the second Provenance Mitt before I leave on Monday.

4 comments on “Returning to Xanadu

  1. We were able to hold our annual spring retreat this year, me being the last one vaccinated, and yes, the town where we hold our retreat, New Harmony, IN, is absolutely magical. I would have been so sad to miss it.

  2. It is wonderful to see the video. What a spot! And some familiar faces. My brother and his other half have been to events there. I had no idea what it looked like. Can you swim in the lake?
    Have the most fantastic time and I look forward to your your blog report on your time at the retreat! Tons of best wishes!

  3. I yearn for quite a few places actually. Guess that makes me lucky in many respects. Easton looks gorgeous and that stitch pattern looks really fun! Like little eyes with eyelashes!

  4. It’s beautiful there thank you for sharing the video. I like the colors and the way the new shawl looks. Can’t wait to see all the pictures from the retreat. I hope you are all packed and ready to go Joe ☮️💖🙂and enjoy your time there…

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