I am so jealous...of your retreat and of the sheepy bags. I think I'm going to have to order one...
That is some seriously cool stuff! Glad to hear the retreat went well. Can't wait for those pics!
Welcome back to reality - so sorry you crashed down to earth so totally exhausted! That doesn't make ANYTHING fun!
Are you SURE you don't need an assistant for these things? I may have to force myself and my skills upon you.
Congrats to the winners and Sheep Dreams to the Harlot - you've earned the rest. :)
It is good to hear from you. I miss you when you are gone and anticipate your next blog. I really appreciate all the wonderful work you do for us knitters. May your rest be good and rejuvenating.
I hope you recover well and fast. Your schedule leaves seems to leave you too busy to do anything but work and train!
The Hempathy looks lovely. Congrats to the winners!
Payback...I'm also experiencing it. But the retreat was so worth it. Glad I could be a part of the fun!
I would love to know how Pato's knitting is going, if he still knits at all. And I would frankly love a prize to be a swatch that Pato knit. :-) In fact, I pledge $50 to Pato, in the hopes that he will appear knitting on your blog sometime soon. :-)
(I may be a horrible human being.)
*reaches over Presbytera to hand in my resume*
Ahem! Experienced office administrator and show organizer and multi-crafter here!! I'd happily commute from St. Catharines (or move, or something)!!
Looking forward to the Gourmet Retreat details.
As exhausting as it can be at the end of something hard (but fun at the same time), don't you just LOVE the feeling of accomplishment and how the tiredness is so exquisitely satisfying. I know. So thrillingly good.
Never underestimate the value of a well placed nap.
I love the cable on the edge of Lizette. That is such a great finish!
Lovely Lizette, and also very nice karmic balancing gifts! I confess to clicking through several of the links.
Can't wait to get the scoop on the retreat. When I went (2 years ago) I said it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but I keep hoping to make a liar of myself.
I can't believe that you take the time to post in the middle of... all that you are in the middle of, but thanks!! Rest up!
Yea! Next installment in the blog. Welcome back
Happy resting and I love Lizette.
So that's where you went. Wow, I love the sweater. Cables, need to get back to cables. Once my afghan blocks are done, check. Gotta stay on task. Rest well, and I look forward to hearing details of the retreat. Oh, lovely gifts... Signature needles! Oh my.
"Sadly, I'm still me."
I wouldn't want it any other way. Hang in there, rest up and enjoy the vino!
The Blog loves "still you".
And it is a darn pity that you have to apologize for relaxing a day after a seminar...even muggles have weekends off and an occasional vacation or personal day without a guilt trip!
Well, I feel very fortunate that you are still you!! I wouldn't want you to be anyone else. The Blog is fortunate that tired as you are, you still took time to catch us up on your fabulous trip! Can't wait to see photos!
Congratulations to all the karmic winners - most especially those that won the gift certs for Little Green Pixie. I am so envious!! I checked Little Green Pixie's Esty shop and she has the most splendiferous faerie wings. I may have to order Morpheus, wings of dreaming from her or figure out how to make my own. http://www.etsy.com/listing/48743597/morpheus-wings-of-dreaming
WOW - I may not be able to sleep!!!
Your Lizette is definitely coming along nicely. And that yarn is definitely going to soften and feel like your most comfy pair of jeans. I'm currently living in a hemp/cotton blend crochet cardi, and it's soft, soft, soft. It is also shedding (fyi). :)
And those Signature Straights are *to die* for!!!!
You've earned a day of rest, methinks. I've done one day events that wipe me out for several days after.
And I'll confess to taking a sharp breath and being momentarily very excited when I saw "Ann H" in amongst the karmic gifts - until I realized I haven't been Ann H for 22+ years and I am now Ann M. Sigh. Maybe next time.
I've been to Sock Camp and attended/taught twice at Sock Summit and every time I'm exhausted. Physically and mentally. It is just a lot of stimulation and joy to take in a short time. I remember after Sock Camp I couldn't even talk about it with people for a few weeks. Just completely over whelming.
You are justifiably exhausted and thank you for continuing to work past the pain so we have these lovely events to attend.
Knitters can be exhausting, even in a great way. I hope you've given yourself permission to take the time you need to recover and share more wonderful stuff with us all.
Lisette is looking beautiful! It sounds like you have fully earned a rest day (and isn't it a shame about pastries catching up with you? They're so much tastier than, say, creamed spinach...)
Congrats to all the winners! I'm now fascinated by the Signature needles... which I absolutely cannot afford on a grad school budget. Sigh. Maybe some year!
Very glad all was a success. Pleased you had time to start the deflation, refreshment process. The world is a better place for the goodness of knitting retreats.
How can you be so adamant about blocking but so cavalier about swatches?
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I love seeing this wonderful variety of goodies! It's like my birthday and Christmas shopping list laid out like a buffet - and I know exactly who needs that amazing Curiosity Cabinet book (besides me, who also needs it!).
Now my kid's out of school, it may be time to finally attend the sock summit! That would be MY birthday gift. Even from afar, I so appreciate all you do for the blog and the retreats.
Such great gifts!!! Looks like to much fun...
Thanks for an amazing and fabulous retreat. You deserve a rest!
You didn't swatch? You live dangerously. If I tried that, it would not bode well. Besides, I'm one of those crazy knitters who enjoys swatching.
You had a great time, wish I'd been there! I like that cable edge. A lot.
You did realize there is lace at the bust area? I know you are not very fond of bras....
those are some sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet prizes!
Just wanted to say that I received one of the sheepy bags from Three Bags Full this past Christmas and it is my absolute favorite sock in progress bag.