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!
YARNYAY! FALL BOX REVEAL:
Every season, YarnYAY! presents a new box for knitters who are ready to dive into a more in-depth project than our regular monthly boxes. For Autumn, we've gone mad for plaid, and are thrilled to have partnered with FOUR other (besides mine) woman-owned, small businesses. (Tap to see.)
We're shipping these box beauties on Tuesday 10/17 and only have a limited amount. Reserve yours today, in whatever palette speaks to you, and we'll get it to you ASAP. Link in @vickiehowell bio, or visit yarnyay.com...
FREE Pattern 🚨 Alert: The Ginger Spice Bi-Color Brioche Scarf! We couldn't resist whipping up this beauty out of the YarnYAY! October featured yarn @thefibrecompany &Make Aran (in colors Spill the Tea and Mon Ami). Make it to match either pair of the mitt patterns that come with our October Box, or make it on its own. You do you!
This pattern comes free with the purchase of &Make Aran yarn from our shop. Add the pattern to your cart, and the discount will appear at checkout. Who's feeling spicy? yarnyay.com (link in @vickiehowell bio).
The Forager wrist warmers by @hellogavriella (and featured in the YarnYAY! October Box) might be my favorite crocheted mitt pattern we've ever included in one of our monthly boxes. The wool/alpaca blend of @thefibrecompany &Make Aran yarn is the perfect medium for textured linen stitches. Oh, and the peek-a-boo detailing at the top-edges, is *chef's kiss"!
Treat yourself to the October Box to get this pattern (plus THREE more!), yarn, and a couple more awesomely autumnal items. Link in @vickiehowell bio (or go to yarnyay.com) to learn more.
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