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Autumn Retreat Recap

November 9, 2009

Since I got back from the retreat last Monday, last week was fairly hectic.  I am taking a quilting class, was exposed to H1N1 and I think I’ve dodged the ball, and had lots of work to catch up on.  The retreat was awesome, and worth having the hectic week after.

This is what (a mostly empty) spinning room looks like at a retreat.  We usually find our spot, and sit and spin or knit all day.  The only reason this room is mostly empty is because this was close to meal time.

I should say that you could call our spinning retreats eating retreats with spinning.  We eat way to much, and decadently for the weekend.  Everyone has one meal to prepare (dinners are split between 3 people, breakfasts split between 2) for the weekend, and everyone pulls out all the stops.  This year I had breakfast and made caramel overnight french toast with apples on the side.

This is a not so great photo of my lace I was spinning the entire weekend!  I also had done half of the singles at home!  Lace spinning takes a long time folks.  I will however have 8 ounces and probably close to 2000 yards.  I also know what I’m going to be making out of it.  :)

This is Geekknitter with her first handspun.  She did a fabulous job and blogged about it here.  I always love seeing a new spinner born.

Next year we’ll be back at the coast for the retreat.  Their is nothing like staying in and spinning and chatting with friends while watching the waves crash and storm out the window.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2009 8:31 pm

    I don’t know about fabulous, but it was sure fun.

    I’ve already got next year’s retreat on my calendar… can’t wait!

  2. Jeralee S. permalink
    November 9, 2009 11:10 pm

    It sounds like it was an absolutely wonderful weekend. Still impressed that you spin your own fibre. And quilting! Wow. My mom is part of a quilting guild in Idaho and loves to put together quilts.

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