Dee: Autumn is the season when a frost first hits in the air, when the leaves begin to change and knitters everywhere begin nesting and knitting with one another more than any other time of the year. Every fall I make the pilgrimage to Marshfield, Wisconsin. Two of the reasons I do, are to knit with these two women Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen.
This year the workshop focused on woolen sweaters knit in the Guernsey way. The fishermen of Guernsey wear traditional Guernsey sweaters knit in off white and a dark navy, yet they are not wearing knit hats. Many of the historical pictures show the men wearing a traditional fisherman’s cap atop their heads. Since I wanted to knit a hat, I had to adapt. By combining ideas and charts from multiple sources I came up with this lovely little knit hat and my October entry for hat of the month.
The trek to Marshfield was extra special fun this year with Desiree flying into Chicago and traveling with Jodee and I up to Wisconsin. Along the way, we hooked up with Sylvia, Ruth, and Amy at KnitCircus in Madison.
We all stopped for lunch at La Baguette in Madison where I ordered my usual fare, tuna on ciabatta…and a pumpkin tart of course!
There are so many delightful sights in Marshfield, Wisconsin…this is just one of them.