Wednesday 15 June 2011

Our Knitting Retreat in November

We're back! Deb and I arrived back around 3am yesterday (Deb crashed at my place for a couple of hours and Paul came and got her early on Tuesday, so Deb'll feel like she didn't get home until much later). We managed to beat our arrival time by an hour. We had flight delays on the way because of storms so we didn't get into Columbus until 2am. Happily the airport is very close to the hotel so we got to the hotel and promptly fell into bed. We had a great time at TNNA, which I'm sure Deb will blog about (and show you the yarn we bought/got), but we're very glad to be home. 

I wanted to mention our upcoming retreat we're planning for November this year. We're quite excited about it as it'll be our first and it's at the beautiful Fern Resort just outside Orillia. There is also a quilting getaway weekend there at the same time and we're trying to arrange a joint event with them (they're lovely people, also from Orillia).

Knitting Weekend – Nov 18th to 20th, 2011

Deb & Lyn Gemmell of Cabin Fever welcome you to a weekend of Top Down Knitting at Fern Resort.

Liberate yourself and come and learn the techniques of Top Down sweater knitting. No seams! No sewing! No finishing to do! 

When you knit from the top down lots of adjustments are possible for that special figure (and aren’t we all special?).  Knit a Top Down for yourself or for a new little person!

Deb & Lyn Gemmell have published nine knitting books and over 125 individual designs. They’ve been hailed as the “no-sew knitting sisters” throughout North America.


Workshop #1 with Deb Gemmell:  Top Down Sweater Blueprint:  Map out a raglan sweater just for you. Using the fundamental elements of Top Down Knitting, your measurements & the “fit” options for your figure, you will construct a sweater blueprint with all the information you need to begin knitting your own sweater.

Workshop #2 with Dana Gibbons:  First Time Top Down:  Knit a baby sized raglan cardigan from the neck band down to the bottom. No seams to sew! No finishing to do! Try some new increases and learn some extra tips & tricks.

Workshop #3 with Deb Gemmell:  Jazz up a Basic Pattern: Take one basic pattern, add a stitch pattern and see what you can create. Working with a baby sized, top down cardigan makes this quick and easy.


7:00 pm - Dinner
8:15 pm – Welcome & coffee/drinks
               – Marketplace open


8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Workshop #1 OR Workshop #2 
12:00 pm – Lunch
4:00 pm – Marketplace open
6:30 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Evening social event & Marketplace


8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Workshop #3:  
12:00 pm – Lunch & Farewell
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Marketplace open

We have a building all to ourselves and all rooms have a fridge and a fireplace; we also have a common room to gather for chat and knitting when we're not in class. Meals will be in the main building. 

Booking is directly through Fern Resort at 1 800 567-3376 but if you have any questions, please call or email me.

We look forward to seeing you there!

1 comment:

  1. A weekend with knitters, fireplaces, AND a chance to do some timely holiday shopping, all in one place? "Marketplace" does mean there'll be shopping, right?

    I'm interested!



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