Saturday, March 22, 2014

Knitting Retreat Time!

Last week my knitting buddies and I
loaded up our knitting 
and made our annual trek 
to the mountains for
our knitting retreat.

We are fortunate to be within 
a couple hours drive from 
some wonderful mountain 
cabin rentals.

This cabin was new to us this year,
but suited us perfectly.

These cabins are suited for large gatherings,

and lots of comfort.
Perfect for a couple of days of intense knitting!

First order of business is to unload the knitting bags!

Of course, I'm the one who makes and sells knitting bags,
so why are MY projects stashed in bags from Ikea???
Go figure…

Of course, knitting is not the only order of business.

Meals and snacks are a big part of our retreat.
Everyone contributes to the meal plans
and no one goes hungry!

The retreat is a nice time to complete some unfinished projects.

Karen brought along her already knitted
mitered square bag
for felting.

After the felting process,
which is a very hot water, machine wash 
with lots of agitation,

the bag is shaped and left to air dry.

Karen's finished bag!
Isn't it gorgeous?

This year my sister Nancy joined us.
She is not a knitter but spent her time
making some of her beautiful
wreaths from up cycled sweaters.

Although lots of knitting happened 
during our retreat,
we all came home with more unknitted yarn
than finished projects.

There's always next year's retreat...


Vicki Boster said...

Susan- this looks like the most wonderful retreat- the cabin is beautiful- all that beautiful knitting-- pure bliss in so many ways:)

Susie said...

What a wonderful fun time. I think the cabin is so cozy, love it. I really like that felted bag !!! Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful retreat, Susan. I love that you have that time to spend with your friends and your sister. Your projects are just lovely- every one of them- xo Diana

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