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As I flew home from London, I looked forward to being in my beloved Vermont mountains again. As much as I love Europe, there's no place like home! I was also anticipating another wonderful workshop with Margaret Klein Wilson of Mostly Merino and a slew of students, many of whom were returning from previous sessions. This event has become a permanent part of many of the knitters' summers. Over the years, our friendships have deepened, while new faces are always welcomed and made a part of the family immediately. I was not disappointed. Kelly cooked up a delicious storm for us and the farmhouse where many stayed was as warm and inviting as ever! The view from the house was even more spectacular than this photo shows: I taught the Norwegian Setesdal Lusekofte–a workshop I don't teach often, as sewing is a major part of the sweater construction. In these next few movies, I would recommend playing them twice. The first time gets everything loaded up so that the second time the delivery is smoother. (Or maybe my old computer just doesn't do as good a job of displaying the movie.) [wpvideo 5rN9HnNL] Maryann was working on my Featherweight machine in the above clip. [wpvideo a5xa3ioR] This video shows many of the busy knitters assembling their little Lusekofter. Josie is modeling my full sized Lusekofte, while Arlene, Judy, Kathy, and Jane are working. Josie cooked that incredible flan for us again this year! YUM! Here's the crew at the end of the workshop with their beautiful work displayed. Even Kip, Margaret's border collie, wanted to be in the photo! (Actually I think he felt he had done a good job of herding us to one spot!) Next year was planned by the participants and there are only a few slots left in either of the two sessions: August 12th - 14th, 2011 Norwegian Mittens & Latvian Fingerless Mitts August 18th - 21st, 2011 Top Down Aran Cardigans & Celtic Dreams In addition, Margaret and I are looking into the possibility of a weekend workshop in March and possibly one in June. You can register by emailing Margaret or call for more information: 802.254.7436 We were all lucky to have the opportunity to see Margaret Klein Wilson's wonderful work. She hand dyes the most lovely color range of yummy wool yarns. Here are just a few colors: In addition to selling skeins individually, Margaret also kits up her yarns for some spectacular designs: She has recently broken her ankle but will resume dyeing in late November and is taking orders. Her yarn makes lovely gifts, even in skein form! Many thanks to Alan Riga for his photographs and thanks to all of you who came to the workshop. You made it so fun!!!