Thursday, April 5, 2007

I broke down today and created our shop blog. Probably because I came back from our 1st Annual B&B Knitting Retreat Weekend on such a high that I wanted to share it with others.

Fifteen guests joined Julie, Terry and me at the Nutmeg Inn in Wilmington, Vermont for a weekend of knitting, relaxation, yarn shopping and indulging in delicious food. We all left knowing each other better (Elizabeth came from NYC not knowing anyone other than me) and lots of knitting (and crochet) got done. Someone said (on Saturday afternoon) "if I were home right now, I'd be cleaning" which brought several nods around the room.

Julie from J.Knits came and shared her lovely hand dyed yarns with us. We shopped!

Julie from Creative Fibers taught a crochet lesson on the Spring Fling bag. Ten adventurous knitters tried their hand at that and made excellent progress over the course of the weekend. About half the group had never lifted a crochet hook before the class so we were all quite impressed with the progress.

Photos are coming and yes, there will be another weekend; I'm working on it. Until then, I've booked a Day Trip to Vermont on Saturday, July 14th. Hop the bus at the shop and tour Green Mountain Spinnery, have lunch at an inn and then tour an alpaca farm before heading home. Sounds like fun and the alpacas are soooo adorable. We might even see a cria (baby alpaca) if we're lucky.

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