Summer in Maine
Sat 28 Jul 2012 12:07pm
I’m spoiled. I get to spend every summer in Maine. The area that I live in is called the Midcoast. I’m in a little village about 6 miles away from the sea. Our nearest town is Belfast, a great little place, full of architectural gems and home of Heavenly Socks Yarns. Other nearby towns are Camden, Rockport, Rockland and Searsport. They filmed the 1957 movie Peyton Place in Camden and there are some glimpses of Belfast and Rockland too. Rockland is home of the Lobster Festival, which this year includes a contest for Maine’s Fastest Knitter, August 2, 2012. The race begins at 3:00pm sharp, hosted by the fabulous new shop Over the Rainbow Yarns. Rockland has a great art museum, The Farnsworth, with a special Wyeth Center, the whole family represented. Heck I’m even in a huge Alex Katz painting!
I’m lucky enough to walk out my back door and down to a pond about 1/4 mile away, snacking on blueberries along the way.Today was the first day the waterlilys bloomed, adding a nice accent of white to go with the purple water hyacinth. I suggest you all come up for a visit!
If you need to plan in advance, don’t forget Fiber College! Held in Searsport right on the shores of beautiful Penobscot Bay, with acres of woods and organic gardens. This year the dates are Thursday, September 06 – Sunday, September 09, so right after the summer rush, when we’ve got Maine to ourselves again. This year has so many great classes I’m thrilled that I get to go as an attendee! What to take? Latvian Mittens is a must, anything taught by Katharine Cobey, Kirsten Kapur is coming this year!!!! I am so excited to meet her. Gayle Zucker is Artist in Residence and sharing all her photography wizardry. Rug hooking, spinning, carving, and even slip-cover making taught by the most wonderful clever and cheerful Ellen Mason! See you then!
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