Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ready to Retreat!

Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 2, 3, and 4. If no one else is using the facility on those dates, we can check in at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and stay until 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The early check-in and late check-out may change if other groups are using the facility before, during, or after us.

Location: Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. Check the link for directions and more information about the facilities. 

Meals: The fee includes lunch and dinner on Monday, breakfast and dinner on Tuesday, and breakfast on Wednesday. Meals are served buffet-style. You can go out to lunch on Tuesday or nibble on snacks. Coffee and tea service during the day will not be provided/ Alcohol is not permitted. Refrigerators and microwave are available.

Bring your special things: tea bags, coffee, milk/creamer, your favorite cup, soda/water, or whatever you would like to drink. Sue V. will bring a pot for boiling water. Anyone bringing a coffee pot?

You may bring snacks to share with others. 

Rooms: The rooms are singles. Each room has a sink and a toilet and linens. Bring an alarm clock if you need one.

Meeting Room: We will be in Banquet Room #1. Bring a pillow, back support, or a camp-style chair if you think you might need one. A map of the facility is on the Dumas Bay Web site, noted above. The meeting room has wireless Internet access.


  • Check at the front desk for location of Banquet Room #1. 
  • Bring your knitting and come to Banquet Room #1. You will be given the key to your room. 
  • Show and share any techniques that you have learned. 
  • Free knitting time and spinners will give their talk on Z twist and S twist and will answer your spinning questions. 
  • Noon  — lunch break 
  • 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — open knitting 
  • 6 p.m. — dinner followed by open knitting. 
  • 8 a.m. — breakfast 
  • 10 a.m. — knitting backwards with Sue V. for those who are interested. Please bring worsted weight yarn or scraps with appropriate needles to go with your yarn for some samples.
  • 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; if you are so inclined, tell us about your favorite charity while knitting 
  • 6 p.m. — dinner 
  • Evening — open knitting 
  • 8 a.m. — breakfast
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or thereabouts — open knitting
  • Leave at your leisure. 
This is a casual retreat; you may wish to just read, nap, walk the beach, or visit.