Sometime last July, the lovely lady on the left of the photo below had the incredible idea of hosting a knitting retreat at her cabin, which is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for a knitting retreat. Ever since the first mention of this, our fabulous knitting group has been counting down the days and minutes. I'm afraid it ended up being a ton of work for her, but boy-oh-boy was it a perfect weekend!
It was personally therapeutic for me to know that even though I moved, I know I'll stay in good touch with the amazing friends that I made during my short time in Central Minnesota. I cannot say enough that we met some really great people while we lived there.
Needless to say that before the move I didn't have a clue how to make something out of needles and yarn. Thanks to this group, I am currently knitting myself a sweater! The green yarn below is the sweater and the pink yarn is an experiment in cabling, and if it turns out okay, it will be a Christmas present.
It was such a good time getting things done, taking naps, visiting, eating. We seriously ate like kings and queens. There were baked goods, homemade floutas, homemade enchiladas, a venison stew, dips, espressos, desserts. I cannot believe I didn't photograph any of the food! It was too good, I guess, to pause for a picture.
This knitting fool, below, made crepes that - I'm not kidding - gave me goosebumps when I ate them! I'm planning to ask her for the recipe and am thinking I need to repeat the amazing crepes experience for Christmas brunch.
I almost forgot to mention my beautiful yoga instructor friend (on the left) who led us all in a relaxing Sunday morning carpal-tunning improving time of exercise.
I feel so incredibly blessed to have a weekend like this. I suppose doing this every weekend would be too much?