Sunday 28 April 2013

It's been a busy month. I've taught 4 weekends in a row, it's been wonderful. Three of the weekends were at retreats, every event different. It's really interesting to see how events are run. Each of these weekends began with a different focus and all were successful with happy knitters doing what they love to do.

At the beginning of the month I went to Wisconsin for the MidWest Masters Retreat run by the Yarns by Design store in Neenah, WI. It's been running for 10 years. Students at this event pick their classes and pay by the class. You can stay at the Holiday Inn if you wish or come in for your class. I met lots of wonderful knitters and spent time in the hospitality suite knitting between classes.

The second retreat was the YarnOver SleepOver Retreat which was an all inclusive weekend stay at the Fern Resort with your choice of 4 different 2 hour classes included. As one of the 10 organizers of this event, I have to say that this was a terrific weekend and teaching my classes was really fun. We'll be doing it again next April, same weekend, it's booked.

The last retreat was one I set up myself in Algoma Mills (half way between Sudbury, ON and Sault Ste.Marie, ON) on the north shore of Lake Huron. Two days of classes to knit a top down baby sweater. Two participants stayed at the Lake Lauzon Resort B&B. The local knitters came for the day. We've decided on next years dates, April 26 &27 at Lake Lauzon Resort where we'll be knitting socks in all their various forms.

And yesterday I taught at the Knitter's Frolic, a market day with classes, run by the Downtown Knit Collective, a knitting guild in Toronto, ON. Fun and all those yarn fumes, phew!

There is such a variety of events for knitters, it's endless.

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