There, I had a quick intro to rug-hooking. All three of us purchased some of her lovely hand-dyed wool felt for appliqué projects. We also beheld some wonderful designs of Karen's.
Jen and I stepped out on our balcony for a quick selfie.
Up Helly Aa" sweaters. I believe Robin was a test knitter for the project.
Up Helly Aa is an annual event in Lerwick, Shetland on the last Tuesday of January. The day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of the galley.
I loved this cow sweater.
Over the two days we took classes on reversible slip stitch knitting, knitting a set-in sleeve into an armhole, and designing asymmetric knits.
The sun even came out! This panoramic shot was taken from the deck off our classroom.
We love many things about the retreat: the cozy rooms, delicious food, seeing people from previous years, getting inspiration from everyone's 'Show and Tell' items, winning cool stuff at the raffles while supporting the scholarship program, getting away from our real lives for a couple of days, a beautiful drive through the autumn colours, the camaraderie of scores of people who really 'get' you, etc. etc.
We are already looking ahead to next year's retreat which will again be held on the first weekend of November.