March 10, 2012

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Posted in Bobbin Lace, Knitting at 8:35 am by dianelaces

Audrey and I had a wonderful time at the Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington, IL last weekend.  We left Rockford Friday morning and wound our way down there, visiting 4 yarn shops in the process!  I didn’t buy much, but found some sock yarn (of course) for Ted and a pattern booklet for me.  The shops were all sweet, and best of all we ran into retreaters at each one.  Even in the restaurant for lunch we were identifying the Knitters as they came through the door.

I didn’t get much knitting done; I was too busy talking, watching the break-out sessions, and scoping out what everyone else was doing.  I did take my portable lace pillow and gave a quick demonstration to some people around me.  It surprises me every time I hear that someone has never seen or heard of bobbin lace before!

I even won two door prizes, lucky me.  Here is my loot from the weekend.

We came back to Galena Saturday night and Audrey finished two of her projects by the end of the weekend.  We met great people and had the best time!  Can’t wait to do it again next year.