I've been thinking it over ever since I left the retreat on Sunday and I've decided that Knitters are happier people than average... I dunno if it's the proximity to all the natural fibers or what but I have rarely been in such an uplifting group as I was at SEMKR. What do you all think?
Well yesterday I promised a post on all the great SWAG from the retreat so here it is:
We all got a very nice tote from Skacel -- it's very well organized and is built as well as you would expect...
I got quite a bit of sock yarn -- there's two large skeins of Regia Color, two more of Regia Galaxy Saturn, a skein of Riveting made from recycled blue jeans, and a skein of undyed Sheila's Sock from Wool2Dye4!
I also got a couple skeins of worsted weight Baby Alpaca and Jezebel from SWTC...
Finally, in the gift exchange, I won a stack of Jamieson's 2 ply 100% Pure Shetland Spindrift Wool!
Let's see, we also received some magazines and books:
-The holiday issue of Love of Knitting
-Cast On magazine
-Skacel's Simplicity volume no. 3 - Men's Patterns featuring a Scarf/Hat/Glove set created by our coordinator, SmallTownKnitGuy!
-Guy Knits from XRX
-Zitron's Natural Yarn Children's pattern booklet
And finally there were some really great patterns donated:
-Herbivore and Clockwork by Stephen West (Westknits)
-Slip Stitch Wrist Warmers by Sheila Trunzo
-And best of all, The Knitting Mill, created an exclusive sock pattern just for our retreat. It goes on sale in Ravelry this week and part of the proceeds go toward sponsoring a scholarship to the retreat next year!
I also won a copy of Cat Bordhi's new Sweet Tomato Heel sock book -- also available on Ravelry.
I feel like there's a lot more that I'm forgetting about -- but let's just say that the retreat was a wonderful experience not to be forgotten and I'm really looking forward to next year's retreat already!
I also wanted to share some photos of the retreat center:
I also forgot to mention Doug's small intro to spinning lesson!
|And his awesome Perpen-sock-ular Socks!|
Well that's it for this week folks... I've got a lot of work and sleep to catch up on...
Happy Knitting Everyone!