A Trip to New Mexico and a Knitting Retreat


With each passing day, my anticipation and excitement is growing and expanding as I think about my coming journey to New Mexico. 2 more days!

The first half of my trip will be spent in Albuquerque visiting with my youngest son and his family. And, yes, my precious little granddaughter! So, I will get some “Ella time” which is always welcome with wide open arms. Heaven.


The second half of my trip will be spent in Taos where I will attend a Jane Thornley free range knitting retreat. We will be creating a garment of our choosing, a wrap or shrug, using the Feather and Fan stitch and an assortment of colorful, textured yarns in colors reflecting the southwest nature palette.


I was also very excited to be able to complete my “Come Spring” vest so I can wear it on my trip.


After I finished my vest, I couldn’t resist starting my granny squares. Here’s a peek at what’s done so far.


I am just loving choosing different color combinations for the squares so that each one is unique. With 16 different colors and 4 rows for each square, the possibilities are many.


Now that I’m officially a “granny”, how perfect is this?

I will take loads of pictures on my trip and look forward to sharing tales of my adventures upon my return!


5 comments on “A Trip to New Mexico and a Knitting Retreat

  1. nina says:

    and, friend, how long will you be gone? how wonderful to have that adventure ahead of you!!!!!
    my sister’s new(ish) granddaughter’s name is ella as well. she was born in march – xxxx

  2. Snap says:


    Have a wonderful time. We’ll be thinking about you and the fun you are having with your family and in Taos. Can’t wait to see the pictures and hear all about your adventures and see what you make!

  3. Judy says:

    You are just a knitting machine, my friend…. Jane will be loving your vest. It’s beautiful! I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy every moments of it… Come back soon and let’s get together and share your experience.

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks ladies! You’re all so kind. 😀

  5. What a lovely, lovely vest–everyone who sees you will feel refreshed.

    Taos is wonderful. Hope you’ll get a chance to go to the pueblo.

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