Thursday, April 30, 2015

Episode 87 - Knitting retreat

The Northern California Knitting Retreat--which Gayle and I have been working on behind the scenes for the past year--was a retreat in the true sense of the word. We got away from our normal day-to-day lives, spent time doing enjoyable activities such as knitting and visiting with friends, we laughed and relaxed. It was a first retreat experience for both of us and we enjoyed our little weekend knitting getaway. One of our favorite things at all knitting events, is seeing everyone's sweaters and knitting projects, and adding a few to our own queues. This weekend proved no different, and we came home wanting to match up yarns and patterns and cast-on something new. Now we are both struggling with some of our projects that have been on the needles and want to cast on those new shiny projects that have captured our attention! I am sure you, dear knitters, can relate to that new project longing!

We continue our stash chat--and in the spirit of "changing the culture of stash" share a little bit about what makes a particular yarn stash-worthy. As we curate our stashes it helps to give some thought to what sorts of yarns our stash needs, and what type of yarns we utilize most in order to add yarns that will find purpose and bring us happiness. If you haven't already, please feel free to join our stash chat in our Ravelry group, and share your goals and stash adventures.
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
Chance of Showers by Heidi Kirrmaier
Floral Opulence by Rosalyn Jung
Norie by Gudrun Johnston

What are we stalking?
Dark Pearl by Carol Feller
Paulie by Isabell Kraemer
Gayle is stalking sport weight knee-high socks

What are we kniting?
Mia tank by Jennifer Wood
Woodfords by Elizabeth Doherty
tosh merino light in rainwater
Vinyarnsa by Shelley Brander
Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket by Staci Perry
Laoghaire's Mischief by Laura Ballard
Literally Over the Top by Megan Williams
Sharlene's Literally Over the Top

What have we finished?
Sharlene's bath scrubbie

Special thanks to some of our #NoCKRs prize donors!
Bag donors included:
Front Range Bags
The Silver Shed USA
Buffy Ann Designs
Kicks and Giggles

Designer donors included:
Joji Locatelli
Megan Williams
Monika Sirna
Alana Dakos

Elizabeth Doherty
Julia Trice
AnneLena Mattison

Veera Valimaki
Justyna Lorkowska
Jennifer Weissman
Brenda Castiel

Yelena Dasher
Jenn Emerson
Helen Stewart

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