Thursday, May 21, 2009

It Came And .... It Went !

I just can't believe how fast the weekend went & I guess it's because we had so much fun ........ at Knitting Inspirations Annual Knitting Retreat.
Can you imagine 27 knitters in one location for 2 whole days & nights ? It was magical as the air was filled with chatter, fibre, food, wine, chocolate .......

There were knitters everywhere & this year, we had a few spinners who were so amazing with their spinning wheels .......


And of course, we had food ! In fact, lots of food as we were fed every 2-3 hours - breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner. I think we spent quite a lot of time in the dining room ......

We even had brain food .....

..... but we did managed to get up & browse when the yarn market was opened ....

..... lots of gorgeous handpainted from a local dyer, Angeline who is so creative with her colors. And there were also Fleece Artist & Handmaiden.

As the theme of this year's retreat is lace, we had a "Dress Up In Lace" evening & it was awesome to see all the knitted lace .....

Cath ( who drove 5 hours with her friend, Pamela) won the prize for the Best Knitted Lace ....

It's the Swallowtail with beads .......

We also had a blocking party ........


We were all still in high spirits when we reluctantly packed up on Sunday morning. We left with happy memories of this great weekend & a little goodie bag ......

We will be back again next year for another knitty weekend !

3 comments:

Kris said...

That looks like so much fun! I wish there was Brisbane equivalent

Amanda said...

Oh it looks as if everyone had such a great time - lucky ducks!

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos of your trip.