Thursday, November 26, 2009

Retreat Fun & Games

Retreat Goodie Bag

Thanks to the Retreat's very generous sponsors...each Retreat attendee received a fabulous Retreat Goodie Bag filled with KAL (Knit Along) projects, yarn, patterns, needles, magazines and more.

During the Retreat attendees had the option to participate in fun KAL's. KAL kits were given out at various times during the Retreat weekend. The KAL kits were a wonderful way to try out new yarns or learn a new technique.

Here is a recap of a few of the KAL's.

Silly Apple Cozy
Sponsored by Lion Brand Yarns

Apple Cozy KAL

Thank you Lion Brand Yarn for supplying the yarn for this fun KAL. The Silly Apple Cozy is a free pattern on Ravelry designed by Casey Newman. It is knit in Lion Brand's Wool Ease worsted.

Betsy Coyne finished her apple cozy first and won a prize. Prizes were passed out all weekend long...again thanks to the generous yarn industry sponsors!

Spud & Chloe KAL

The Stockinettes love Spud & Chloe!

Cupcake Pincushion
Designed by Susan B. Anderson

Spud & Chloe sponsored the Cupcake Pincushion KAL. The adorable pattern is by designer Susan B. Anderson and is a free pattern on the Spud and Chloe blog.
This KAL was a wonderful opportunity for the Stockinettes to knit with Spud & Chloe's new Sweater (superwash/worsted) yarn. Everyone raved about this yarn! Thank you Spud & Chloe!

Lisa, Kendall & Jude

Clever crocheter Kendall whipped up her Cupcake Pincushion in crochet!

KAL winner Elizabeth!

Expert knitter Elizabeth was the first Stockinette to complete her Cupcake Pincushion in the KAL. For her prize she selected the gorgeous white satchel bag (in the photo)
generously donated by Trendsetter Yarns.

We Take our Knitting Seriously!

Yes, the Retreat was filled with lots of fun and games. On a more serious note though ...the Stockinettes are very serious and dedicated charity knitters as well.

Stockinette Susan H. spear heads the Stockinettes Veterans Lap Blanket cause. She set up a charity knitting table at the Retreat for our community knitting service cause. Susan is in need for more Log Cabin Squares. She provided the pattern and free yarn to those knitters who were able to take the challenge and knit some squares to complete another charity lap blanket.

Susan H.

Says "thank you" to all the Stockinette charity knitters!

Log Cabin Squares

Have you contributed to our charity knitting cause lately?

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