Before the leaves are gone, we want to share some of the views around the Island of the trees, dressed in gold. There could be a photo from every road and path on Washington Island with the same beautiful colors. (That would be a lot of photos!) They came into peak a little later than usual this year and have stayed a little later, too. How lucky we are to be surrounded by beauty in each direction! With strong winds today and more predicted, the colors will soon be blanketing the ground, in preparation for winter. We’ll be sorry to see them go. It’s not all gold, red, brown and orange in October, there are all the colors of […]
Day by day, the colors are becoming more brilliant. We haven’t had a lot of blue skies to highlight the leaves, but they’re beautiful even on cloudy or rainy days. Not quite at peak color yet, it’s a joy to see each day’s new palette. Today begins the second Creative Knitting Retreat class with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain. Who knows the projects the students will bring? (We’ll show you in the next posting.)On the weekend, the knitters be joined by Ken and Michelle Workowski teaching the Bent Willow Chair class. We’re looking forward to the fun days ahead!
Before we get to the fall color report, I wanted to share this link about Sievers. About two weeks ago we had a visit from Katie Schnorr, the arts blogger for the Door County Visitor Bureau. Click the link to see what she wrote about Sievers and her photos: http://doorcounty.com/arts-blog/uncategorized/a-little-scrap-of-heaven-at-sievers The fall colors this year are inching towards the deep oranges and reds whereas last year, we saw more yellow and gold. A climb to the top of the mountain tower and views both northeast towards Rock Island and north are in the photo tour. The fields are filled with deer, wild turkeys, geese and pheasant.
Because there’s a lot to show both with the two knitting classes in session this week and almost-peak fall colors, this post is split into two chapters. Chapter 1 will introduce you to the Knit-to-Fit Scandinavian Mittens class taught by Carol Rhoades and the Creative Knitting Retreat team-taught by Mary Germain and Sandy De Master. Both classes began Tuesday afternoon and will finish Sunday morning, after five days of knitting in the studios, at the Red Cup Coffee Shop, Danish Mill and outside in the sunshine. Knitters in both groups will meet tomorrow night at Trinity Lutheran Church to eat turkey and all the homemade trimmings at the annual Harvest Dinner after a Sunset Resort breakfast and famous caramel apples at the W. I. Farm […]