Monday, March 31, 2008

Knitting Retreat Weekend!

This is where we stayed in Burnsville, North Carolina ... at the Nu-Wray Inn

Here is a photo of my dear friend Denise Williams! Knitting by the fire was a nice warm spot. It surely didn't feel like the beginning of spring! BRRRR (See the sock yarn drying near the fire? It all was dyed earlier in the morning ... and yes! I did mix up all the dye for the project!)

Here, Lorie Bush (left) and Chris Sheets (center front) work on securing their roving into the water-soluble paper for later felting in the dryer. In the background center is Tina Hilton and to the right is Martha Marking.

Have you ever wanted to spend an entire weekend doing nothing but knitting and playing with wool? Well, that's what it was like for three fantastic days this past weekend! From dyeing sock yarn to preparing wool for felting ... from learning new stitches to new patterns ... all while getting to stay in a creaky, old bed and breakfast with lots of history! I'll post more later, but wanted to get a few photos up and running while I had a moment to myself!

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