Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Retreat a Success

The Spring Retreat provided three days of knitting, learning, sharing and friendship.

Thanks first to JJ and Nita for their hard work organizing the retreat. The skills they brought to their teaching careers were evident in the planning and creativity of the retreat, including name tags, gift bags, donated door prizes, and needle cases. Even flowers on the tables! There are not enough superlatives to describe their work. Thanks, JJ and Nita!

Thanks also to Naomi and Joan for their class on mitered squares. We learned how to construct mitered squares and discovered many ways mitered squares can be incorporated into knitting projects. Joan and Naomi provided excellent instruction and endless patience. Thanks, Joan and Naomi!

And the results — ta-da!

Sue V. taught a short class on lace knitting to enthusiastic knitters.

Thanks also to Unraveled Yarn and Gifts in Federal Way and Pacific Fabrics for the gifts and door prizes. And thanks to Rob and his staff at Dumas Bay for their hospitality.

More photos and Joan C.'s recipe for Addictive Salsa (it really is addictive!) will be published here in the near future.

Sue V. will prepare a photo disk of the retreat for those who attended. If you took pictures, please edit them, put them on a disk, and give them to Sue V. at the May meeting. Sue V. will compile them and make copies.