Hey there yarn buddies! Last weekend Joan sent me off to knit camp at Big Sur Betty's and what a wonderful, relaxing experience! Located wayyy out in Big Sur off of highway 1, on to Nacimiento Road. and what a beautiful drive too. I rode with one of our happy campers Robin. I really enjoyed the breathtaking views of the ocean! Betty met us at the top of Nacimiento and lead us to her property on a dirt road (might be easier to have a car with 4 wheel drive). Betty lives on a breathtaking 40 acres of land! It is just so beautiful and peaceful out there its hard for me to describe! I do have some pictures here (thanks to Robin - you are awesome!) The camp is off of a huge green meadow. There is a small kitchen, a flushing toilet with a sink all right there in camp. There is a nice size fire pit and plenty of firewood (we pretty much had a campfire going the whole time). It was pretty sunny and warm the first day. We all lounged around the campfire knitting (and crocheting) and watched the dogs run around and play. Robin brought her sweet German Shepherd, Monroy, and Leah brought her Saint Bernard, Juno....what a big sweetheart! They all had a great time running around camp with Betty's dogs Dale, Vic, and of course, little Jasper :) That evening we had our potluck dinner, then smores with the biggest marshmellows I've ever seen! Thanks Leah!
|Entrance into Betty's Property|
|Juno, Monroy, and little Jasper|
The next morning Betty had made us all coffee and put out a big tray of all kinds of goodies.... muffins, brownies, cinnamon bread, and some of her awesome homemade applesauce. After breakfast, and a little more lounging, Betty gave us a little tour of her property. She showed us her garden where she grows all kinds of things like broccoli, garlic, avocado, kiwi, apples, pretty much you name it, she grows it! She took us to her huge pond, which would be awesome for swimming, but that day it was a little too cold. Juno didn't mind so much tho, she jumped right in! There's even a rope swing :)
That afternoon Betty did a barbeque for us and made chicken, burgers, and hot dogs! There was definitely no shortage of food at Betty's! All in all I think knit camp was a success! We all had a great time, I look forward to visiting Betty on our next retreat in June! Betty was such a great hostess!! She is such an awesome lady, I really admire her way of living. She lives in such a beautiful place! Thanks again Betty :)
|View from Betty's backyard Wow!|
While I was off camping, we got a visit from Heather Bloom. She spins the coolest looking yarn! Here are some new fun ones. I love the ones with the little beehive looking things spun in. Each one is unique. Come and get 'em while we got 'em!
Also, while on my camping adventure, I finished my sparkley top. I really like how it came out. It looks great worn with the "V" in the front or back! This one only took 5 balls of Berroco Glint. The pattern is in the current Knitscene.
Diane finished this cute little kid's vest. Sooo cute!!!
This week we got in a fun, new yarn called Damasco. Its got some really pretty colors, and is very soft. Perfect for a scarf, and only $7.99 a ball. This yarn is limited edition.....so once its gone, its gone!
Thats all for now my fellow yarn junkies! As always, I'll keep you posted on all the new happenings here a Monarch :)