Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bn'B Knitting Retreat Weekend

This past weekend was our 2nd Bn'B Knitting Retreat weekend. The Chesterfield Inn in New Hampshire was our home away from home and 15 lovely women joined Julie and me for a couple days of knitting, relaxation, fine dining, learning new knitting techniques, finishing projects from the stash and, of course, time for friendship. Oh, yes, there was that little Saturday afternoon walk as well. You know, to build up an appetite for dinner Saturday night. The chocolate dessert was just perfect!

The weather cooperated and we didn't get any of the nasty weather that came up the coast. Just a little bonus. In fact, the weather was so pleasant that we never needed a fire in the living room fireplace. The inn is just so comfy and inviting; several asked me what the next "date" is. I'll work on that just after our big Sally Melville event December 1st & 2nd.
I promised the 2-Timers and the First-Timers first dibs on the weekend.

Julie taught the group how to make her adorable Nutmeg Mitts. You can see how attentive the group is when she demonstrated her "surround and capture" technique. We saw three completed mitts by the end of the weekend and several "in progress". I even managed to finish one for my daughter as a Christmas gift. If our Saturday afternoon stroll was a bit shorter, I might have finished the second one as well.

By Saturday lunchtime, the living room was a mass of knitting bags, yarn and needles. You would have thought we owned the palce! Most of us are in this photo to the right, although a couple folks left early to get on the road. The inn is just a wee bit over one hour from Creative Fibers but we had two adventuresome ladies from New York City.

We hope you will consider joining us for our 3rd Bn'B Knitting Retreat Weekend next spring.

Thanks to all who came, and a special thanks to the Chesterfield Inn for making us feel like we were home.

1 comment:

mrcrn said...

This was truly the best mini vacation I have ever had. What a great weekend. The pictures came out great. Peaceful, relaxing, great food, great company, learned a lot. What more could you ask for. I already tried to put a deposit on the next weekend. Unfortunately for me Laura wasn't quite ready for that yet!! LOL I better be first on the list. Happy knitting. Maryrose

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