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Needler’s Retreat: Rejuvenation

This past weekend I was in Gananoque at the Needler’s Retreat. This was my 8th trip, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Debbie Wilson of Sheeps Ahoy is the organizer, and I always know I’m going to have a great weekend. … Continue reading

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A working retreat

I’ve been going to the Needler’s Retreat in Ganonoque since 2008. This year things were a bit different: I was teaching! I wanted to share the Estonian inlay technique of Roositud. It looks like embroidery, but you are essentially stranding … Continue reading

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A weekend with friends

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 … Continue reading

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An inspirational weekend

I had a lovely weekend away at the Needlers’ Retreat in Gananoque. Glen House always has plenty of good food, and that didn’t change. We had 3 instructors. Mary Pat McDonald gave us homework (boo), but then ¬†we used our … Continue reading

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Ready to ply

It’s Thursday night and here’s where my spinning from the week sits: I’m ready to ply my 6 ounces of Blueberry Time Cupcakes. It’s late. I’m going to the weekend knitting retreat tomorrow morning. Do I ply now & lose … Continue reading

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Still recovering from the candy crash

It’s been a busy week here so far, but we had an excellent start. 2 happy amped up kids in their costumes went out with me. An hour later we were all home laden down with candy and a little … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update – half way there

It’s been a pretty productive week on the blueberry cupcake batts. I finished the second light batt and I was even able to spin the next batt. I’m really interested to see how this all turns out, but it’ll be … Continue reading

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Retreat

It’s amazing how much knitting you can get done in a weekend when you don’t have to cook, clean, or do anything other than eat or knit! I went down to Gananoque a week ago with 2 skeins of blue … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck – oh, and the Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder too

I noticed that my post about my Rhinebeck purchases only covered the yarn. I also bought a Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder at the Carolina Homespun booth. Easy to use? Yes, the first 2 users were my 5 year old & … Continue reading

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