Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I finally have my internet back and we are in the new house (which I LOVE). House piccies as soon as the box count is under control and you can actually see the house.

Last weekend, Susan, her bestie Pat and I all went to a knitting retreat and we had a great time. A whole weekend of sitting and knitting, plus good food. Well, it just doesn't get any better than that in my opinion. I managed a few bad pictures:

We took a field trip into Coeur d'Alene to Harmony Yarn (as if there wasn't enough yarn at the retreat). The shop had this wonderful bike completely covered with knitting. Wonder if the Townie would look good like this?

Here's a view of Lake C'dA from our site. Camp "Crotch" (that is Camp Cross for anyone who is not us), is across the way somewhere. We stayed at 'frenemy' Camp Lutherhaven, which was very nice.

Susan helping out one of the retreaters. She is such a good knitter! Everyone wanted to be her. One thing we had to do in the intros was give our 'stripper name' using our first pet and the street we grew up on. She was Dinah Madrona; I had to be Dinah Madrona Jr. A stripper twin sister act!
I managed to finish my peach Secret of the Stole (which is really called the Estes Park Stole) and it's lovely. Must block it though. I have started my next Mystery Shawl, and am on the 2nd sleeve of the Faux Fair Isle. So I managed to get quite a bit done during the retreat, which makes me happy.
We met a lot of fun & nice knitters, and I'm glad I went. I never would have gone without Susan though, bc I am too shy. So thanks Sis!


Sue said...

I had the best time EVER!!! And you were the best knitter there - the end. Get us the same cabin next year!

Meg said...

Glad you gals had fun! That bike is quite possibly the ugliest, scariest, makes me understand when knitters starve their children thing I've ever seen!

Sue said...

Meg - the bike was not scary AT ALL - the yarngina, on the other hand . . .

Unknown said...

God! I just got the yarngina out of my head. Thanks for nothing Sue! :)