Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Retreat Sights

I just don't have the words to explain the Retreat. Like-minded individuals speaking the same knitterly language. New friends made. Connecting faces to online names. The sharing of tips and techniques. The laughter, the jokes, the chatter. The moments of quiet reflection on what path our knitting may take. The questions, the answers, the ooohs and ahhs and hugs. Watching all the different ways one can knit. Meeting knitters who have been knitting for sixty years or for only a few months. The fibers, the colors, the finished and unfinished projects.

The photos can't even begin to describe the passion.

Knitters















and spinners everywhere.



Bags



and baskets of fiber goodies.



A piano top full of swap yarn



and vendors too.















A knitting muse perhaps?



And a few Night Owls.



Some of the gorgeous knitted items:







































I wish I had taken a picture of every knitted item I saw--well, maybe next year!

5 comments:

CPAKnit said...

Thanks for the great pictures of the retreat- wish we were still there.....

wenders said...

Great pictures - thanks for posting!

Do you know the pattern (or the owner) of the red shawl - second picture from the bottom? I kept trying to corner her to get a better view of the lace, but got distracted.

Man, do I wish we were still there, knitting away!

Heidi said...

Looks like the retreat was great fun! Wish I had been there. Maybe next year.

StringPlay said...

Mary, looks like a fantastic time. Thanks for pictures. What fun.

wenders said...

Thanks so much to the link to the shawl... I'm adding it to my 'to knit' list (which is A LOT longer than it was BEFORE the retreat!!)