Almost two weeks ago I went to Gananoque for the Needlers’ Retreat. Here’s what it looked like when I showed up:
It’s a relaxing place.
On Friday night everyone gathered upstairs for a chat. I see some of these folks weekly, and others only once a year at the retreat. It’s great to meet up and catch up and see what everyone has been up to.
We had 3 wonderful teachers: Lucy Neatby, Suzanne Atkinson and my friend (and model/agent/stylist) Francine Hebert. Francine did a class on knitting with wire & this beaded bracelet is what I came away with:
And here’s what things looked like on Saturday outside. So very peaceful.
I had a wonderful time again and left refreshed and full of great ideas. I may have also come away with some yarn, but I did manage to sell some of my handspun, which means that overall I am moving in the direction of less yarn. Stop laughing!
Oh, that’s right. I did pick up some more fluff to spin from Robin from her own sheepies. I’ll have to see if I can spin up some of the Shetland, Jacob & Shropshire before the next retreat and maybe even knit it up into something.