Last week I was very fortunate to pick up and take my Knit Country on a retreat in the gorgeous San Juan Islands. To get to this remote destination, one must take a scenic ferry ride through the archipelago to the Friday Harbor destination. Friday Harbor is a quaint town featuring gathering places for the traveler including some of my favorites: Island Wools, the Coffee Bean, and Pelindaba, a delectable lavender store.
The retreat was sponsored by Sivia Harding, and was called the "Joy of Knitting Retreat". Need I say more? Sivia Is a premier knit designer, best known for her designs incorporating lace and beads. Sivia taught us four of her designs suitable for gift giving this holiday season. I was able to complete two and make lots of progress on the other two.
In between the moments spent knitting, learning about knitting, talking about knitting, and shopping for knitting supplies, the retreat go-ers were able to enjoy the beauty of the island.
The best part about the retreat? The 20 kindred spirits who will hopefully become lifelong friends.
Where is your Knit Country?
About the Author
Kimberly is a longtime knitter, spinner, sewist, and generally crafty person. She resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where sweaters are a good thing year round, knitting in public is normal and handknit socks with sandals are considered (almost) fashionable.