Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Knitter's Weekend!

A fine time was had by all at the Grand View! And what a view it is!

Welcome to a knitter's dream. An entire weekend with great friends, good food, unlimited time to stitch, and the resources of an entire shop!

We even ate breakfast in the shop!

Of course, get this many knitters together and some interesting things happen. We'll just let the pictures speak for themselves, shall we?

There were a few FO's and much experimentation. Here's the happy crew with our projects:

Jackie who finished an adorable hat for her son and made great progress on a sweater...

Lora who tried her first entrelac to produce a pillow cover with great results...

Armed with Pointy Sticks who made great progress on her current project despite a trip to the frog pond...

Laurin made progress on several projects including wristers and a knitted bag. Best of all she introduced her friend, who came along for the weekend to scrapbook, the ways of the yarn and sticks! What an amazing job she did on her first ever project, a scarf. Welcome to the club... hee hee hee another convert!

Gina of recent podcast fame (Sleepy Eyes Knits) worked diligently on a sweater in the round for her sweety making AMAZING progress!

Yarnophiliac stitched away on a beautiful Christmas gift and various smaller projects...

Others who are blogless stitched up socks, baby blankets, hats, and so many wonderful things I lost track!

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I cannot wait to do this again. I'm hooked!

8 comments:

ErickaJo said...

I'm wondering at the best venue for this 2.5 minutes of footage I have...

Gigi said...

Hmmm, how about a billboard on 93? (lol)

Anonymous said...

Gigi!!! OMG you have some awesome pictures!! You sure do have a way with words too! I love the way you explained peoples projects!! I've snagged a few for my personal use and might use that one you took of me and my project on my blog if you don't mind! That's actually a picture I like of myself!! I had a blast!! Now..where the HECK is the picture of your Finished Object, or shall that remain bloggless and secret until later?!?

jackie said...

You took some great pictures! What an amazing weekend, I miss it already.

Now I'm wondering what kind of footage Ericka got...

Gigi said...

Lora,
One of the pictures I put in the post seems to be missing (my FO). However, since it is a gift it was probably the blog gods taking care of me! I PROMISE there will be a picture in the future modeled by the recipient.

Nichole said...

Looks like you guys sure had a FUN weekend - sorry I missed it!

Caroline said...

Loved the weekend! I also have a free pattern site for fingerless gloves w/ the mitten-top pullover you are looking for. Hope this works for you:
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Erica said...

Jello shots and pointy sticks? Oh my! How are you? I'll update stitchwitch by the end of this weekend to show off the many half pairs of sock currently in progress.