Gig Harbor Retreat

Mt Ranier from back of the Inn

It was yet another lovely retreat put together by Suzanne and Cornie at Madrona Fiber Arts. I was much too busy in my classes to take pictures, but I did take a break and took this one from behind the Inn. Mt. Ranier in all her glory. It’s not often that you get a clear view of her from top to bottom.

What classes did I take? I dropped in on Judith MacKenzie’s Shetland (selection, prep, spin, and knit there of), followed it up with a 2 day class with Beth Brown-Reinsel on Ganseys, then a color workshop with Deb Menz. Whew! A packed 4 day weekend.

One thing I did figure out though, was that the yarn I spun up with the moorit merino may not be best for the fisherman knit that I wanted to make. Both Beth and Judith recommend a minimum of 3 plies to show the stitch patterns off to their best. I believe I made it into a 2 ply. Sigh.

sun visor as pattern holderWhat’s a girl to do when she’s got over 800 miles to travel by car and has a lace pattern that she’s just gotta swatch right now? Cast on, of course. And I found that the sun visor makes the niftiest pattern holder.