Seems as though you had a great time!! I missed your blog posts so I am so very happy that you are back :)
Awesome, It's nice when you are treated like family when you go somewhere. I am sure they enjoy your responses.
What fun and how clever of you guys.
I rather want to knit little hats for my bottles of wine in the fridge and wine rack now. Hmmmm... Wonder if my loved ones will assume I've gone insane? Or just accept it as one of my adorable quirks.
Wow, that is so great! I am laughing to myself and smiling so hard at all the creativity on both sides, knitters and muggles. How can you possibly "take it up a notch" next time?
pure genius. you guys gots skillz.
LOVE LOVE LOVE This idea!!! Just adorable. I can see the staff fighting over who gets to keep the "ob'ject yarn".
Hope you get some much needed rest :}
Totally wonderful! And I bet you just gave them their best advertising campaign to come, ever!
Hope you catch-up on a bit more sleep, you will probably need it.
(As in, come see what our talented guests have done! If I were them I'd keep that stuff on display forever.)
Love the yarn-bombing. I've done a bit of that recently in my town and it's always a hoot.
ohhhh...that was BRILLIANT!!!
Very cool! I especially love the little hats on the wine bottles!! Too cute!
So. much. FUN! It would be so cool if the stuff my 2 year old trailed all over my house were knit. By him. Hardly likely :)
brilliant. all kinds of brilliant.
some day i will make it to one of these retreats!
Kind of funny it's called a retreat but it's anything but for the people putting it on. :) Hopefully you can get a "retreat" someday soon.
Aww, how cute and clever! What a blast, I hope I can attend someday and contribute!
Oh, I LOVE this! How great that you and the staff were all having so much FUN!
Oh I wanna come play with you guys I wanna I wanna I wanna!!!! You have way too much fun at these retreats. Safe journey home.
You guys are awesome! I missed your posts.
"Boobie milk"? I didn't know birds lactated. (Does the resort know about your former job?)
Oh my gosh, I couldn't stop laughing. Picture after picture, and I love that the staff got in on it too! Sounds like a fabulous time.
Thank you so much for sharing for those of us who couldn't be there.
first time i laughed all day... these hats... oh. my.
This is so cute! I love the photos. What a great idea.
Funny, funny, funny! Thanks for sharing; I look forward to seeing more!
Love it! Thanks for the laugh tonight.
I love it when people approach living as a game. The little chullo hat on the wine bottle made me LOL!
Awesome! Yarn-bombing is always worth the wait! I especially love the little sock tip...in my former life, I used to be a server and would have loved the big whimsy of this tiny tip!
I love that the staff welcomed you that way! And 'boobie milk'...how absolutely hysterical! Game on.
(now I want to do stuff like that.)
Awesome! That's all I can say about that.
thanks for the smiles. glad you all had fun. we missed you!
I love the tiny hats! SO cool.
I've wanted to start yarnbombing around Portland for a long time. I think this is the just the inspiration I needed!
I was at your very first Knot Hysteria last November and loved the Inn. After seeing their boobies, I like them even more. If I ever have need of a place to stay in WA, they will get my business without question because the boobies were just way too cool! I do think you should be very afraid the next time you stay there.
The little hats and sock are great! And the flower!
How nice to be greeted with a lovely blue drink :o)
That is awesome! I love the tiniest ear flap hat. It makes me grin and feel warmer already (though Boston was an unholily warm 62 degrees Fahrenheit today).
That is so awesome, i bet everyone had fun!! Can't wait to see more tomorrow :D
Let's just say the 12 days of Christmas are going to be a little more 'fiber-us' around my workplace this year. Yarn bombing--pure brilliance!
Absolutely awesome! Wish I had been there to participate!
How utterly wonderfully weird. The best part is that the staff seems to love it as much as you all do. I need to find me a group like that.
You guys sure do know how to have fun!
If the boobie milk is anything to judge, watch your step on the next retreat! Can't wait to see what the fun staff will retaliate with next
The little hats for the liquor bottles are the best tiny things I have ever ever seen.
Pure mad-scientist genius!!
awesome, little acts of knitted graffiti wherever you go, the duck did look a little cold
What fun! Makes me want to yarn bomb some of my usual haunts!
Priceless! I'm glad the staff has been enjoying the fun and joining in as well. It's always wonderful when people have a sense of humor!
Priceless! I'm glad the staff has been enjoying the fun and joining in as well. It's always wonderful when people have a sense of humor! Thanks for sharing the smiles.
Oh Wow! You all surely are kinfolk to my sister and I. At least, please let us claim you all. I've found a bundle of ideas for "little acts of knitted graffiti wherever you go," to contribute havoc in our small town. (1500 people when we are all home and school is in session) Thank you and hugs for all! Paula
I loved the staff of the Inn before I heard about the surprises they left for you. Now, I love them even more. I hope they enjoy all of the bits of yarn and silk and can't wait to hear what they have waiting for you the next time you're there.
Oh, and thank you so much for all of your hard work to make the retreats so much fun. I hope you got to relax and 'retreat' a bit yourself today.
LOVE!!! (x1000) Well done! (...and welcome almost home!)
Pure awesome. This makes me smile. :)
But of course. Game on. Hilarious.
I love the the lovely Inn at Port Ludlow has become such a home away from home. I can't wait till camp next year to go back.
The peeps at Port Ludlow really do get you two.
I love it! I so wish I could have joined in the fun! You'll have to start thinking now about what to do next year to top it!
I've had a crappy, crappy day, and this is the first thing all day that has made me laugh. Thanks!
Wow, that is tooooooooo fun!!!!! Wish I could have been there!
well! that post was worth the wait! what unabashed fun!
I love cozies. I think they're hilarious. The candle cozy is hilarious...and the chullo hat on the wine bottle was sheer adorableness.
You knit a cozy for the toilet-paper-roll-holder -- right? right? The ultimate concealment!
(Dammit, someone beat me to the lactation consultant/boobie link)
Ah those folks in Jefferson County are just the creative, free-spirit types. This is so funny and clever.
Y'all are freaks. G-d, I wish I could have been there. It looks like great fun. Freaks. ;-)
What great fun. I love the idea of leaving little hats and scarves behind at places you stay. If only I had time to knit little hats and scarves. A girl can always dream!
This was the best post! Go knitters!
That is really awesome! I may have to leave a surprise next time I stay at my friend's place.
What fun! Wish I were there! You do so much organizing and so on. I'm betting people really appreciate it.
I have had a hearty laugh over the highjinks! What a wonderful place and staff to retaliate in such a funny way. Boobie milk indeed! And the delivery boobie was a working class boobie! Thanks for sharing this. Missed you! I was getting worried. I'm happy that you're back and fine.
Did the tiny sock "foot" the bill? (Ouch)
I would totally love to get that tip.
I always tell people that knitters have the most fun! Woo Hoo!
This post is so incredibly cool that i want to "share" it via facebook -- is there any way to do this? Or would it violate copyright? Anyway, awesome, fabulous, love it.
So fun!...And what about your sweater? Is it a handknit?
Rebox, you win all pun contests, ever.
LOVE the yarn bombing. Wonder how my office would feel about that...
True to form...you and Tina are a winning combination and I know it has been o e crazy antic after another! Glad there is so much fun to get you through your long days!
Absolutely hilarious! Loved those wine hats! Is there an amigurumi Boobie in your future? LOL
How absolutely wonderful! As in, full of wonder! So, a Great Time was had by all, sounds like, participants and staff-participants alike! The milk-delivering boobie was pretty fine, along with the foot prints, drinks, and glasses, but all of the left-around yarn items, including the "Thank You" in yarn on the bed, were just better and better, one after another. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your fun!
I hope the staff will still be amused when they are still finding yarn bits weeks later. There was some seriously stealthy bombing taking place. Nothing was safe. Thanks so much for the really fantastic retreat. Loved every single minute!
Love love love! Seriously makes me miss the Retreat/Sock Camp even more! How many days until camp? You know we'll be there!!
Can't say enough how much I love this fabulous community you and Tina have created with us Notorious Sock (and Silk!) Knitters and Port Ludlow!
LOVE your yarnbombing; you all took the craft several levels up.
That is so cool! I love all the yarn bombs but those little hats are just too cute! And the wooden duck's scarf... And the wrought iron leaf sweater. ... And......well....you get the picture LOL! It's all very nifty. I think that what the staff at Port Ludlow did for you and Tina was just a riot! It's so much fun when a you're surrounded by people with a great sense of humor. I've never been to Port Ludlow but if I ever get the chance to visit the west coast I would definitely consider staying there. I'm glad you guys had such a great time!
Wow - this has to be the best Yarn Bombing ever!
OK...how long until you post the pattern for blue footed boobies and the address of the place and let those of us who couldn't attend just bomb the place with knitted blue footed boobies????????????
Can't you see the person who opens the mail??? First one...then two...then four...then twelve...then...AVALANCHE!!!! An avalanche of knitted blue footed boobies...
FUN! And someone is going to keep that tiny sock for years, I bet! hehehe
This was terrific..I loved the idea of the scarves...my hubby collects penguins...or rather my family "thinks" he collects them...little scarves would take up less space. LOL
Can you tell me what the piece is on top of the fire hose cabinet? I can't tell if its a wee hat?
Awesome! I think most of all I love the lil hats. It was like I was right there. Thanks for sharing!! Fun Fun - now, rest a lil!! :D
That is seriously cool!!! I'm glad you're back by the way!
Ya gotta love knitters! We're a wacky and wonderful bunch! If knitters ruled the world...
wonderful idea! best tagging I have ever seen!
Oh, what fun! That sculpture holding the yarn between her hands - inspired! Love it!
Oh my gosh, I love it! I laughed out loud at the statue wearing a bra. This makes me want to put my mark everywhere I go!
i foresee yarn bombing of a certain cruise ship come march. stephanie, you and tina and your students are inspirations to us all!
That looks like a lot of fun! Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one amused by Boobies. We have a book about Boobies in the Children's Nonfiction at my library and whenever I'm working back there, I tend to end up running up to the desk, saying things like "I see the Boobies are in good shape still!"
this is the best thing i've sen in ages. love! and i can't wait to start doing it myself. thanks for the inspiration folks!
Utterly brilliant. Or utterly insane.
Depending on whether you knit (or knot.)
Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! I came into work this morning really sad about a falling out I had with a good friend last night and now have a HUGE smile on my face! So glad you had a good time & that you shared the fun with us!! Now what can I put a wee scarf on here in the office???
Thanks for the hearty laugh! Wow, you lot were on a roll. I can't wait to see what other things you "cozied" while there!
LOVE the yarn bombs. The staff's surprises were thoughtful and clever too. But what I really want to see is if you blocked Laminaria and if so, what she looks like. My morning routine, on those days I manage to wake up before my girls and dh, includes coffee, email checks, and scanning the internet. This past week my first "scans" have been here to see your shawl transformed from a heap-o-noodles to a lovely, lacy inspiration. But alas, you've been holding out. The disappointment has been so disheartening that second and third cups of coffee are all that get me through my mornings. I just know that on the day of her reveal (she's definitely female) I'll spring from my chair, prepare a 4 course breakfast for my family, clean the house, wear matching clothes to work and have good hair. Okay, so maybe not the hair part, but I do look forward to seeing her.
Hilarious fun! Thanks for sharing
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun! Good for you all - and good for the staff for playing and having a great sense of humor! I hope they leave the little knitties up for a long while to come!
Absolutely precious! You've made my whole day!
It is so awesome when one person's (or group's) creativity is matched by anothers. That makes what could be tedious, boring or just plain homesick, much more fun, exciting and probably makes someone's day.
So totally cool and awesome. You have made my morning. Heck probably my day and next day too.......LOL.
So glad you are back blogging. I was going into serious withdrawal.
OMG what an absolute HOOT!!! Or do Boobies squawk???
WOW! That sounds like so much fun! Oh how I wish I could join the fun! *sits trying to devise a way to join in next time...*
Incredible! Great senses of humor abound.
You have me laughing out loud!
(love) x 1,000!
That is so fun! Esp. love the wine hats :)
I think this is a Random Act of Culture- knitting culture. I love when this stuff comes together...well done!
Best laugh (only?) of the day! Thank you. Nice counterbalance to finding this a.m. that the Sushi Kitten had decided to disconnect the WIP sock from the ball of yarn during the night! Still laughing!
Thus explains the unconscious!
This is so very, very wonderful.
(I keep telling EVERYONE that knitters are the smartest people on earth, all that time to be clever. Each stitch has the potential for more and more clever. Unconscious, only to refuel.)
Adorable. I'd wanted to visit that inn with my guy for a romantic getaway before, and now I'm doubly inclined.
Do you suppose there would be enough knitters on a certain weekend to yarn-bomb every hostelry in Dutchess and Ulster counties?
I think this could evolve into something big. Yarn graffiti instead of spray paint?
What a great bunch of students you must have had. :)
Oh my, that is hilarious!
Fantastic! This post really made me smile. Thank you!
This is what I love love love about knitters and the age we live in. Big smile!
What fun!!!!! Knitters are awesome!!
I love your quote "First I was busy, then unconscious." I've been there just never knew how to describe it.
As always you sprinkle joy and laughter wherever you go. Hmm.... are you yarn elves?
Way to go, KH3! Y'all are teh awesomesauce.
You all totally rock. I missed your blog while you were away, and your return brought a huge smile to my face. Thanks for all the pics of your escapades, I now have the inexplicable desire to knit Tiny Hats.
Totally, utterly awesome! Both the boobies and the yarn-bombing.
that is sooo wonderful. i knew you guys had good senses of humor, but I am so thrilled to see that the port ludlow people were just a cool -- and well up to it!! it makes me want to stay there some time whether there is a sock/knitting event or not!
Too cool & oh so clever. Thanks for making me smile.
First of all, what a special place! I had checked this place out last (online) year when I was ogling blogs that were posting about camp. But to have the staff make it such a special event like that is really wonderful. Another envious camp goes by. The photos are great and the creative gestures made my day. I just might start staking my territory all over the place. Leave a little something wherever I go.
Yes! I am an "intrepid knitter"!!! Granted it was not my idea, but Amy's (from knitty) and it coincided that I just had freshly dyed Silkie available at the time...
And now I have the ungodly desire to knit bitty hats for my bottles...
Thanks for a wonderful weekend.
Some if I looked up yarn bombing in the dictionary, I think I would find this. : ) Epicness!
I love all the touches of kntiting - its like Where's Waldo for the knitters out there :)
I love all the pictures... and the memories of all the whispered conversations in the hallways about our own clever little yarn bombs and all the ones we'd found along the way. A great addition to an already great weekend!
photoblogs r nice. a visual break from the printed word! I'm tired tonight and it was nice to have the pics in abundance. I mean, I love to read, but just not tonight...perfect.
someone could start a business making those little caps for the wine bottles!! TOO CUTE!!
That looks like so much fun! The little hats on the bottles cracked me up :)
Pure genius. Any joy...yep, a good bit of that too.
O.M.G. Truly excellent, especially that the staff were into it as much as they were. I was envious before. Now I'm flat-out *jealous*!!!!
This makes me want to leave random knitted things everywhere. Can you imagine it? Bookstores, grocery stores, parks, etc. That would be awesome!
Thanks for the brief return to The Resort! It was especially fun to know some of the items you bombed. They so "got" you two!!! I can hear Tina laughing from the Midwest! I'll bet your stomaches hurt from the laughter! Good Job One and All!!!
I friggin' LOVE KNITTERS. LOVE THEM.