• Vermont Fall Retreat – Part 1

    The best things about my job as a knitting teacher are the people and the places where it takes me.  I flew into the Burlington, VT airport on a gray, snowy day, a few days before teaching at the Vermont Fall Retreat along with organizer Donna Druchunas from Sheep to Shawl.

    Flying into Burlington, Vermont on a snowy day.

    Flying into Burlington, Vermont on a snowy day.

    Before and after the retreat, I stayed with Donna Druchunas, who together with her husband Dom, and mother Joyce, made me very welcome.  They took me to see many local sights.  One of them, the Glover country store, was so amazing that I took a bunch of photos.

    The mounted lobster! Conveniently located near the Solo cups...

    The mounted lobster! Conveniently located near the Solo cups…

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    The Glover Post Office is located inside the store, near the full sized moose behind Donna.

    The Glover Post Office is located inside the store, near the full sized moose behind Donna.

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    Go ahead. Nab that ice cream and candy, under the hissing stuffed cat!

    Go ahead. Nab that ice cream and candy, under the hissing stuffed cat!

    Taxidermy, hats, and produce, all on one aisle. Convenient!

    Taxidermy, hats, and produce, all on one aisle. Convenient!

    This is a serious one-stop shopping wonder.  There was also some window shopping, where I spotted great examples of combining embroidery with knitting.  See my Fun with Custom Colorwork class on Craftsy.com if you are as intriqued with the possibilities as I am.

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    I loved being in Donna’s home.  The views from every window were spectacular, hot tea and cozy places to read and knit were readily available, and it was a lovely place to be.  I am very appreciative of being able to spend quality time with friends in such a beautiful part of our country.

    View of Vermont through one of Donna's windows

    View of Vermont through one of Donna’s windows

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