Busy Spring!

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We have fallen behind in the blog because it has been incredibly busy here. First the Quilt Show in Hampton, then Knit Lite in March, Margaret Fisher in March, SoXperience in April just a couple weeks ahead of the MD Sheep & Wool Show. Lets catch up in these next posts.

This is the group from Knit Lite. We studied the Slick Slip Stitch over the weekend with lots of models and patterns supplied for trying it out in the afternoon.

What was also incredibly neat was the sharing of projects on-going and finished. A wealth of inspiration for all of us.

KnitXperience, A Knitters’ Retreat

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We are heading to Graves Mountain Lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains today to get ready for our retreat this weekend. The presentation is Mountaintop Maneuvers: An Exercise in Colorwork. We are making wristers to give a taste of fair isle knitting. And an early bird trip to the Central VA Fiber Mill with Mary and Dee Dee to show us all the mill equipment and their yarns they are producing. A full weekend with lots of beautiful views, good food, and KNITTING! I hinted at perhaps I’d come up with a new colorway in our hand dyed yarns special for KnitXperience and I did! Mountain Magic! Can’t show it to you yet because the Retreat gets the first chance at it. I’m off to get the last of the models packed.

Sweater for KnitXperience Lite

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Goodale sweater

Cathy knitted the Goodale pattern (available on Ravelry) for us in Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool to use at KnitXperience Lite to illustrate several uses of the subject of our workshops – I-cord. Can you find it on the sweater? It’s used as the front edging, knitted at the end to finish neck edge and look closely and you can find it as a frog type closure for the buttons. We’ll be showing how to do all of these at the upcoming workshops at KnitXperience Lite in March.

KnitXperience 2011

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Announcing KnitXperience 2011 ready for registration!

We are excited about sharing the many possibilities that are available once you learn how to knit a mobius. That’s why we have called this year’s KnitXperience:

All Things Mobius

We’ll learn the mobius cast-on, choose our own embellishments, and knit a mobius necklace. Lots of other techniques will be included as the weekend progresses. Join Melissa and me at Graves Mountain Lodge, November 11-13th for this year’s KnitXperience.


KnitXperience Lite

Posted by Caroline Hershey

What a weekend! For a lite weekend, we got pretty intense with the cast ons and bind offs. And then the majority of us discovered Portuguese Knitting. Fun and educational for all.



KnitXperience Lite

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Information and registration are ready now on our web site for KnitXperience lite, or Low Impact Techniques for Everyone, March 18-20th, here on Chincoteague Island. 

It’s all about knitting, shaking off the last of that cabin fever. There will be no organized workshops or classes, but topics for discussion. There are an incredible number of what you might consider hum drum knitting topics, which, on closer inspection, yield many areas where tidbits of information will improve your knitting.

The fee for the Retreat is $25 plus your lodging. Make lodging reservations directly with the Chincoteague Island Motor Inn by calling: 757-336-3141. Please tell them you are with the knitting retreat to receive the great rate they are offering us.

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