This is a thing I hate. When a few very full days go by while I’m doing something intense, and then because it was intense, when I do have time to tell you about it I can’t figure out how to tell you about it because so much happened that I have no idea where to start. This retreat was like that. I’ve started and trashed this entry about four times, and have finally decided that it’s not going to come together, and instead I’m going to give up, choose some of my favourite pictures, tell you what was happening and let the whole thing just… happen. Ready?
1. I got to spend the weekend with Cat Bordhi, and that’s just about all you need to know about that. It was a pleasure to have her with us.
2. The cooking classes looked to have been so much fun, and I was intensely jealous of the retreaters. Every day they’d make dinner for the group that night, and we had some amazing things. Amazing. I had no idea that regular people could make food like that.
3. Knitters. Everywhere. The place was literally littered with them.
4. Our goodie bags were outrageously good.
Presents from Knitifacts, Ms. Gusset, Madsen Originals, Stitchmaps, Knit Companion, River City Yarns, 3D-Sweets, Splityarn, Holiday yarns, Fleur de Fibers Tuft Woolens... and much more that I’m not remembering right now while I’m rushing in the airport. It was amazing.
5. On the last night, we had an amazing present from Theresa and Ron at the Buffalo Wool Co.
Every knitter got a yarn course before the food ones started.
A 200m skein of Heaven, right on their plate. (While it is, indeed, laceweight bison and therefore heaven, in this case that’s the actual appropriate name of the yarn.)
5. The Marketplace was beautiful.
6. It was great.
I’d tell you more, but they’re boarding my flight – forgive any typos, I’m rushing a little. Tomorrow, let’s talk about knitting.