Let me count the ways…
This coming February will be our 5th annual knitting retreat at Mohonk Mountain House. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for 5 years. We have really become more of a family over the years, with many of the same people registering every time. We all look forward to seeing each other and the interim 362 days seem to fall away. No fear for first-timers however! We welcome everyone with open arms!
Of course, we all love it so much that right when we get back we are already dreaming of the next year and how we can make it better.. It seemed that we had made it as good as it gets until we got around to scheduling the dates for this coming winter and we realized the one thing that was missing to make the weekend blissfully perfect.
Yes indeedy, better start knitting those loose fitting ponchos and oversized sweaters now to bring with you because this year’s knitting retreat coincides with Mohonk’s Chocolate Lover’s Weekend. We instructors will have to face that fact that tumbleweeds could be rolling through our knitting workshops because everyone will be attending things like “Decadent chocolate tiramisu cooking demonstration and tasting” (emphasis on the tasting) and “Design your own chocolate bar” (that’s design AND consume). There are few things that can drag me away from my knitting but I have to say chocolate is one of them.
If you don’t fall too quickly into a chocolate coma, you could work off the calories in Mohonks incredible gym/spa facility. Or you can just attempt to feel weightless for a short time in the hot tub. Or for the really ambitious, there is the gorgeous skating rink. Oh, and did I forget to mention the 40,000 acres with 85 miles of hiking/cross country skiing/snow showing trails?
But, if you’re like me (you may find my picture if you Google the term “slug”), there is finding a comfy corner (there are too many to count) to knit or sneak some reading time in. Really there is no more perfect weekend for reconnecting with friends, knitters, nature, and most of all, yourself.
And then there’s chocolate…
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