Over the years you may’ve heard me mention the online knitting group that I’m a part of. It’s a small group of knitters/crochets, of completely different backgrounds, ages and life spaces, who’ve been together for 8 years and frankly, would suck to have to live without. We chat almost daily via group boards, on (but mostly off) topic, and meet up at various events whenever we can. Work and parenting life usually keeps me away from these get-togethers, so I was THRILLED to be able to join in the latest retreat with them in Rhinebeck, NY. So much so in fact, I thought I’d share are a few pictures from the weekend with you here.
8 out of 14 of the “MEOWers” in Rhinebeck.
Me & Claudia. She loves complicated lace shawls and punk music. I *heart* her.
The house we rented for our mini, knitting retreat.
My favorite part of the trip was getting to just relax and knit with buddies.
Lori (VK’s Patterns Editor), Deb &
Karen (remember her from the Furry Cuff Mitten & Sweet Sweater episodes of Knitty Gritty?)
The view from the rental house kitchen.
See photos from inside the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival in my post over on LarkCrafts.com!
When I came across this Knitting Needle Patent greeting card by @patentpress , I couldn’t resist selecting it as one of the items for the YarnYAY! September box! (Link in @vickiehowell bio or got to YarnYAY.com)
What looks like part circular knitting needle, part Tunisian crochet hook is illustrated as the patent drawing for flexible knitting needles. This greeting card memorializes the creation of tools that we stitchers can now, not do without!...
Nineteen years into this knitting career, it’s crazy-pants that I’ve never had Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet kits before. So, I finally made it happen. If you know someone, or ARE someone that wants to learn — while also making something wearable— check out our new hats and scarves kits in the YarnYAY! Shop!