Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Day in the Life of Retreat 2.75, Part 2

Today we will focus on one of the best aspects of Camp outside the actual session - socializing! I find this the most stimulating part except for the learning. We wander around looking at each other's projects.
People socialize a lot with those who sit near them. Seats are first-come-first-served. Right after the buffet on Thurs, the classroom opens and there is a rush to find seats. Typically room-mates and friends sit together but your neighbors across the table and next to you might be people you haven't met or sat near before. It is a good way to make new friends.
Then there is the petting and sharing of new acquisitions.
One can also work on one's knitting without paying attention to the hubbub around.
There are always piles of yarn lying around to stimulate one's imagination.
People move around and catch up with friends from years past.
Long-time friends and roomies spend quality time together.
One can admire the knitting of masters in a genre.And one can fondle yarn in all its glory. I love looking at people's projects and chatting with them, catching up on their year. But I never get to everyone every year.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Camp!!!! I miss camp already. I saw my yarn in one of those photos....I finished the Latvian cap, for my DD to wear to her freshman year at college, so she won't freeze to death. She and her father are teasing me about being worried about her being cold in the frozen tundra of Waltham Mass (half hour from home). But really, doesn't a kid need a hat to walk a mile up and down hills on the campus in winter?