Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Information for the Retreat

The upcoming retreat looks like a real winner, so start gathering your supplies and review the logistical information.

Color Knitting Cuff by Joan D.
  • Yarn: Color A for background of cuff and Color B accent color for design.
  • Worsted-weight or DK-weight wool.
  •  Needles to match your yarn, double-points or straights.
Log Cabin Squares by Naomi
  • Yarn: kitchen cotton, one variegated color skein and matching solid color or self-striping color skein or odd-ball remnants of several colors.
  • Needles: US6, US7, or US8 depending on how you knit (or all three if you want to experiment).
  • A printed pattern for a log cabin square dishcloth, such as this one from Blossom Knitwear.
A good reference is Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter's Guide by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. If you have this book, bring it along.

Two At A Time By Jeannie
  • Two balls of yarn.
  • Appropriate circular needles, with a 40" to 47" flexible cable.
  • Tapestry needle. 
  • Pattern: You could use your favorite baby hat pattern with 2 balls of purple yarn to make hats during charity knitting time, or any type of yarn and simple pattern for a baby hat.


This is a casual retreat. You can participate in the demonstrations or not, as you wish. You also can visit (as long as you don't disrupt the demos), nap, or walk the grounds at Dumas Bay.

  • If no one else is using the facility, we can arrive any time after 9 a.m. At this point, it looks like we are good for 9 a.m. check-in.
  • Check in at the desk, locate your room, bring your knitting, and come to Banquet Room #1.
  • 11 a.m. — Color Knitting Cuff by Joan D.
  • Noon — Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. — Two at a Time with Jeannie
  • 2:30 p.m. — Open knitting
  • 6 p.m. — Dinner
  • Evening  —Open knitting
  • 8 a.m. — Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. — Log Cabin Square by Naomi
  • Noon — Lunch break. Lunch is not provided at Dumas Bay today; this is your chance to go out, perhaps visit a yarn store or two.
  • 2 p.m. — Charity Knitting by Nita
  • 6 p.m. — Dinner
  • Evening — Open knitting
  • 8 a.m. — Breakfast 
  • 9 a.m. -4-ish p.m. — Open knitting. Check out and leave at your leisure.
If you cannot attend the whole retreat, you can attend part of the retreat. The day charge is $5, plus $10.50 if you stay for lunch and $16.50 if you stay for dinner, all plus tax. Pay Joan D. and let Jeanne before Monday, March 28 so she can provide a head count to the Dumas Bay staff.