Lynette: On Knitting Retreats..
Our knitting group, called Bunch of Stitches, had its first get together or retreat this past weekend. I invited Monica, her sister and a few of my former co-workers whom I used to knit with. We had a fantastic time in spite of the weather.
Actually, I think some of us were hoping we’d get snowed in. LOL! Anyway, we all showed up at various times on Friday and Saturday morning to what I thought would be a rustic cabin with outhouses, but we arrived to a very modern-looking and most comfortable lodge. The hospitality committee of wild turkeys came to greet us at the lodge.
Monica’s flight was delayed several times leaving Seattle back to Chicago, and I feared she would miss the weekend. However when her flight touched down in Chicago after 9p, she and her sister decided to trek it to the retreat. And we’re so glad they did.
Debbie from our group decided to order bags for the retreat, and they turned out great.
This year, our knit group decided to have a swap where we knit from the stash for each other. We exchanged our gifts on Friday night. I wish I could’ve gotten pictures of all the gifts, but I missed a few of them. But everyone loved their gifts. In all, we exchanged fair isle cowls, scarves, sweaters, shawls, cowls and mittens.
I received an amazing red cardigan called Bay and Cables by Cecily McGowan Glowick. I saw Debbie knitting the cardigan and complimented her on the color and pattern so many times. I had no idea it was for me! It fits perfectly. She also knit me a project from my queue, the Seyfert Cowl by Norah Gaughan. Both amazing gifts!
This could be a long post, but it would only be about sitting in the lodge around the fireplace while eating,
talking and laughing –
Friday night through Sunday morning so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Happy knitting, and I can’t wait for the next retreat.