Next week, roughly five hundred billion musicians and music fans will descend on our fine city. Many, perhaps most, of them define "vacation" and "fun" as staying up 24/7 for about six days straight, listening to deafeningly loud music, and attempting to see 400 shows in less than a week. I certainly used to be one of those people. Now, vacation for me means sometimes purposefully leaving Austin during SXSW. Not that I don't love it. I just get overwhelmed by it.
Toward that end, I leave for Argentina on Monday. Hopefully I'll work in a little trip to nearby Uruguay, land of Punta, Malabrigo, and Manos. (If that happens, I might not come back...) Whenever I go on vacation now, I always work knitting into the picture. Sometimes that just involves looking for shops and getting some souvenir yarns. Other times-- like every September-- I go on a knit-centric jaunt. The September event I speak of is the Knitting and Yoga Adventures Retreat on Monhegan Island. I've blogged about it before. If you want to know more about it you can check out the official website or read the blog.
For those of you who want a knit vacation but don't have the time/money to go far, far away for a week, I have GREAT NEWS FOR YOU! Robin is hosting a weekend knitting retreat that is nearby-- yet feels far away. It is also reasonably priced. There are only a few slots left. Here are some details and you can email Robin if you want to attend:
Friday April 9, 2010 at 10 am til Sunday April 11, 2010, late afternoon checkout.
Moriah Cabins are located in Marble Falls, looking over Lake Travis. Click here for details about the property-- it is GORGEOUS.