I spent the weekend with knitters from NC, SC, VA and IL at Bugs Island. My friend, Robin, organizes this retreat. I had a wonderful time. I arrived Friday about 4:30, checked into my room, gathered up my knitting and headed to the conference room. I worked on my Riblitts Mitts which are a “do-over” Christmas gift (first pair was too small). I finished these after I returned home Sunday night. They’re designed by Monica Jines and made from Cherry Tree Hill Supersocke in Texas Thistle colorway. As soon as I received my door prize ticket, Robin drew my number and I won a year’s subscription to Wild Fibers Magazine.
After dinner, I decided that I should work on something that didn’t require much concentration so I worked on a stockinette preemie hat. I made 9 of these for our retreat charity project.
Saturday morning I worked on my Riblitts Mitts some more. Then later in the morning switched to my Daily Sweater. This pattern is in the second Mason Dixon Knitting Book. Mine is from Cascade Pima Melange in a sage green. I’ll post a picture of this work-in-progress tomorrow. Knitting continued until about 5 pm. During the afternoon vendors sold their goodies.
I bought some Creatively Dyed Calypso. The colorway on the left is part of a sock kit and is called Duke. The one on the right is called Ruth. Dianne dyes beautiful yarn.
I also bought some things from The Knitting Sisters which had a booth. This is a shop in Williamsburg, VA. I bought some Rowan Kidsilk Haze on the left and some Frog Tree Alpaca to make scarves along with the patterns. I also bought a pattern for a Rasta Hat. I also ordered a silver shawl pin shaped like a leaf. When it arrives, I’ll post a picture of it.
This is my favorite purchase. It’s called a yarn caddy but, at my house, it’s a spinning caddy. I plan to put bobbins on the metal “rod” and roving and my spinning tool kit in the box. Robin’s dad, Fred, made this. He also makes beautiful baskets.
Robin drew another round of door prizes and I won this tray. It has sheep on it.
A group of us went to the Lakehouse Restaurant for dinner. I had a delicious ribeye.
After dinner, we knitted some more and had our knitters swap. I won some beautiful Elsebeth Lavold Silky Cashmere ……..
and this book, Vogue Scarves Two on the go!
Sunday afternoon, I headed back home, retrieved Debit D. Dog from doggie camp and spent the rest of my evening knitting.