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life among the mosquitos

6 June 2011 5,515 views 7 Comments

I know I say this every year, but there is nothing better than a weekend knitting retreat with your friends. Food, gossip, belly laughs, drinks, cheese, food, knitting. I think I should stop calling our KBC weekends a retreat, but I’m unsure what name to give them. Weekend of Shenanigans? Weekend of Cheese? Margarita Madness? I dunno.

Hello, middle of nowhere Michigan!

KBCV provisions

KBCV provisions

Mephistopheritas (habanero infused margaritas)

We usually organize a swap of some sort for our weekends of tomfoolery (I’m just throwing names on the wall here people) and this year was no exception. Hats!

Heather (ADDKnitter) was in Paris and couldn’t join us, but she still knit for the swap. Lucky recipient? ME! I have all the notes about this hat, (pattern, yarn and all that) but they are somewhere in my suitcase and if I dig it out, the cats will think I’m going somewhere an freak! out! so you’ll have to ask Heather for now.  It’s a perfect fit and exactly my kind of toque. Thank you, Heather!

my very own ADDknitter knit cloche

I was knitting for the always delightful Specs and she requested slouchy and dark purple. After looking at almost every fingering weight slouchy hat pattern on Ravelry I finally settled on Slable, from Wooly Wormhead. Add in some Mad Color Sock Options Good Harbor in Black Cherry and tada!

Sereknity Sock Options Good Harbor

I love this hat. And will definitely make another if only to photograph it better! The mosquitos were bitey and swarmy and awful, so we didn’t venture outside much. I forgot to get proper FO shots!

Slable for Specs

As I finish up one knitterly weekend, I roll straight into another one this week. TNNA! If you’re going to be there, shoot me a note and we’ll try and grab a beverage!



  • Minty said:

    i’m luckily going to get to spend two out of three weekends with you! See you again in Columbus, sadly sans mephistopherita but perhaps we can find some cheese.

  • Ashley said:


  • Katie S said:

    The “” Jerky Hut!! My friends and I always make air quotes by the tops of our heads and say ‘The Jerky Hut’ every time we see one of those signs on our way to Northern Michigan. It is an excellent car game, I highly recommend it.

  • Heather said:

    Oh Caro I am so lucky to have gotten to make a toque for the lovely YOU! Wear that Maple Leaf Rag for game 7 good luck;)

  • WonderMike said:

    That toque is ADORABLE on you!!!

  • ChristyNotHip said:

    Yay to tomfoolery and how cute you look in that hat!

  • Specs said:

    Just popping in to say that I LOVE MY HAT. Yes, allcaps love.

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