Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Defining Squam

Hello Squam!

Squam is:

Five days living in a cabin steps from a beautiful lake in New Hampshire ...

Dock at Long House, Squam Lake

Everest Dock_2

Canoe on Squam Lake

At Needle Point, Squam Lake

Everest Cabin

Everest Dock_4

Early-morning and evenings-round-the-fire conversations with funny, friendly, creative cabin mates ...

Everest Squamettes on Dock

Mary and Mattie
Mary and Madi

Shirley
Shirley

Tierney and Vicky
Tierney and Vickie

More conversations (and plenty of ice cream!) in Rockywold Dining Hall ...

Dining Hall (Mary, Beth, Mattie)

Rockywold Dining Hall

It's sock knitting in the dining hall ...

Dining Hall Sock
 Pattern: Gully Socks, from the Chevron Collection by Miriam L. Felton
Yarn: Valley Yarns Huntington, Color #23, Sea Gull
Needles: 2.25mm dpns

Classes with inspiring fiber artists ...

Rebecca_Ringquist
Rebecca Ringquist (Stitch Dictionary)

Stitch Dictionary Sampler

Shapely Sleeves Class
Gudrun Johnston (Shapely Sleeves)

Yoga class in front of a crackling fire ...

Lovely_Long_House_Squam

And free Malabrigo from Happy Knits ...

Free Squam Malabrigo

It's fun events in the evenings--singer Jonatha Brooke, Yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, artist Sarah Ahearn and photographer Thea Coughlin--and the Squam Art Fair ...

Squam Art Fair Entrance

Squam Art Fair 2011

Squam_Candle
Lake ice candleholder

It's loons, mosquitoes, chipmunks, phoebes, ladyslippers. It's watching clouds roll in ...

Everest Dock_3

And the moon rise ...

Moon over Squam Lake

It's saying good-bye even though you don't really want to ...

Everest_Squam_2011

More photos at the Squam Art Workshops June 2011 Flickr group

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful post, Bonnie. Your photographs are lovely, and really capture the event- even lending it a great sense of calmness. Thanks for sending me the link!

KPiep said...

I almost f eel as if I were there! Thanks for sharing so much....and by the way I am a tad envious.

Camille said...

More awesome photos. I'm already dreaming about next year. :}

Camille said...

More awesome photos. I'm already dreaming about next year. :}

(Oops, I hit return too soon!)

Tierney Barden said...

Love, love, love your Gully Socks!
When I look at your dock pictures, I'm right there all over again.
I already downloaded your Restless scarf pattern, paired it up with a hand dyed purple yarn from my friend in Australia, and am ready to begin!
An artist you are. Keep up your stellar work, t.

KnitNana said...

I love the lake shots the best!
:)
It had to be perfect.
(((hugs)))

Beth said...

It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing so many great photos.

Susan said...

Looks like you had a lovely time at Squam! Maybe next year I can make it out there...