Last year, a group of 16 knitters and spinners rented out the Seyon Lodge (Vermont State park) for
a weekend of knitting and spinning in the snow, trees and quietude. The lodge is state run by Vermont, and rents out for incredibly reasonable rates. The innkeeper, JessieMae and her assistant Emmet, are fabulous and very accommodating chefs. Their lodge granola is to die for, and I am told (I am gluten free so I can't speak for these) that the scones and muffins are top notch as well.
The fireboxes are kept well stocked with split wood for the fireplace. Bedrooms aplenty are there, with everything from queen beds to futons and bunks, all with quilts on them. The lodge rents out snowshoes, and they groom trails for sledding,
snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. We all bring snacks, tea and wine or whatever suits, and share or not - it's all relaxed and comfortable.
Charlton always gives some classes on Saturday - this year his topic was socks and he even had a booklet printed up to go with his classes. We all came away with autographed copies of his booklet!
One knitter, Lynne, a Vermont science teacher in the middle schools, is making a tradition of bringing a huge cone of chenille which she winds into cakes of yarn. Everyone there can take one or more cakes home with them...
Both years, we've had a total of 16 people (the max for the lodge), and this year about half of us were returnees from last year. We come from all walks of life, span several decades of ages, and have vastly varying years of knitting expertise and we all share and are united through fiber... I'm looking forward to next year already.