Sunday, April 29, 2012

Retreat Debrief

The retreat was a huge success. We learned to knit with the new ruffle yarn that seems to be all the rage these days. This technique met with mixed results and opinions from "hate" to "it's okay and I may finish one". I do not think anyone really loved it. The issue came down to this: it is not really knitting. It is more a construction project and takes more time to open up the net to get to the correct hole to loop onto the needle than it does just to knit a row of something else. All in all, it was a good learning experience.

Entrelac was more interesting to everyone and the knowledge of knitting and purling backwards was met with great interest and glee. You can use this knowledge for other projects, not just entrelac. Here is the link the best video explaining it.

The weather was wonderful and the cabins very comfy. We had a fun evening of pizza and welcome gifts on Friday, after the ruffle yarn experience. On Saturday a couple folks wanted to go to Fringe in Salida, so I drove them so they could have the scenic experience as well. Then we had beer can chicken and potato and macaroni salads with a salad bar for supper. It was yummy!

The big sale on Sunday was pretty quiet by the time we got there at noon. Looks like they were doing a good business to celebrate their 7th birthday. The best of everything to the gals at Serendipity. They helped make this second annual event a huge success. 

 And we had visits from the neighboring mules this year. They were so sweet and would come to the fence to see us anytime we were outside.

Happy Knitting to All~!

1 comment:

Cathy R said...

Oh, it sounds like your retreat was a huge success!! Not that I'm surprised.

You would have never gotten me away from the mules.

I wonder if you could yarn bomb a mule...