Sunday, December 15, 2013

Join me in Paradise

Spring and Fall Joy of Knitting Retreats at Lakedale Resort in Friday Harbor, WA

The Joy of Knitting Retreats have already become a bit of an institution; In 2013 I held two, in the spring and the fall, and I hope to do the same in 2014. 

The retreats follow a relaxed format of four full days and five nights. After arrival on Sunday, each day's schedule consists of morning classes, free afternoons, and joining together for evening activities after a sumptuous chef-made dinner.

Our retreat theme is different every time. This spring, we will have a scintillating array of knitted jewelry projects to work on; each one is small and interesting, a tasty confection suitable for special gifting. As special guests, I had The Plucky Knitters (along with their coveted yarn) at both retreats in 2013, and I plan to continue to feature more such guests at the 2014 retreats. I won't even talk about the goodie bags and giveaway prizes. Last time, it was such an embarrassment of plenty that I think everyone was amazed.

The Lakedale Resort is well known in the knitting community for hosting Cat Bordhi's Island Knitting Retreats, also in the spring and fall. The space is idea for knitters: beautiful, spacious, luxurious, and welcoming. The great room is truly great, featuring a huge fireplace and a wall of windows looking out on the beautiful lake. Our caterer, Deb Nolan, is a legend among those who have attended retreats at Lakedale. The lodge rooms and cabins are well appointed and comfortable, and we receive a special rate.

Because there are several options for lodging (including sharing with a friend or asking me to match you with a roommate), I ask you to arrange this individually with the lodge; the meals are also separately paid for. Please email me for full details if you are interested in coming to a Joy of Knitting retreat. I take pride in taking excellent care of everyone who attends.

Come and join me in paradise!


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