Spring feels like it has finally arrived. The trees are in bloomand the scent of flowers fills the air. New beginnings and a great many exciting events are on the schedule at the Salon. I've scheduled several exciting workshops including Lace Shawls (April 29), the Belgian Curly Scarf (May6) and then, there is Spinning, a two session hands-on class with individual wheels for all participants. The really big news, however, is the Summer Retreat, a fabulous workshop and knitting event upstate(we will have dinner at our upstate home shown here). Catherine Lowe, the Couture knitter, extraordinaire, has agreed to take on our Salon knitters with a special workshop program entitled: 3 Bags in a Box. How lucky we are and what fun we'll have. Couple this with lots of knitting time, splendid scenery, great food and more knitting. Some surprises too, still yet to be announced. And then, Milk and Honey Knitting, a Knitter's journey to Israel is planned for November. More scenery and sights here, and a knitting conference at beautiful Kibbutz Lavi in Northern Israel. 2KN, the Israeli knitting studio will join us and help us explore their unique and creative knitting designs. Knitters, from around the world will attend and there will great projects, a fashion show, good food (of course) native yarns and natural products. Extensive touring to all the great sites. Can't wait.