Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Knitting: What a Trip!

I've mentioned here in the past how I love to center my vacations around knitting, or at the very least track down knitting shops when I am on the road. I've been to yarn stores in Japan, Argentina, Israel, and all around the United States.

Last month, I took my annual trip to Maine, where I go to knit for a week every year. While I was up there, I took the world's fastest, most abbreviated tour of Swans Island. While there really is an island by that name, I'm referring here to the company that makes amazing blankets. I got to see their looms and their dyeing vats. And I had a good, if too-short, chat with Bill Laurita, one of the partners in the company.

If you'd like to know more about Swans Island, here's a post I did awhile ago, and it features some great pictures. For a history of Swans Island Blankets go here. Or, do what I did... head on up to Maine.

How about y'all? Do you plan knit related vacations? Where are some of the more interesting places you've knitted?

1 comment:

Karin said...

I just came back from a visit to Austin. My trip included a class with Ysolda Teague, a book reading with Stephanie Pearl McPhee, 3 trips to Hill Country Weavers (What an awesome store you have there!) and visits to 2 other yarn stores. I came back inspired and with a big addition to my stash!