This past weekend we held our second annual knitting retreat at the Northridge Inn and Resort in Sundridge, Ontario. I am absolutely ecstatic about how incredible the weekend was! We had a fantastic room to hold our classes in, tons of new yarns and samples set up, we had an amazing teacher in Shirley Paden who is incredibly knowledgeable, full of energy and always so helpful whenever any of the students had questions. We had a great time and were given so much information! The owners of The Northridge Inn are Brenda and Michael- two incredibly wonderful people. They were there from the moment you came in for breakfast in the morning until the time we were (finally) leaving to our rooms for the night at midnight. They accommodated those with dietary issues with no problems and were great with our meal times and snacks! The wait staff was incredible- they all took the time to learn our names and by the end of the weekend we all felt like family. What an incredible setting- so serene and beautiful right on the water, and the food.... I don't even have the words! It was INCREDIBLE!!!! It was presented beautifully and they didn't use a lot of heavy creams or sauces- everything was made fresh that day to order by the 29 year old head chef! Just incredible!
I am working hard to plan next year's retreat and already have a teacher booked for June as well as the resort and will be announcing all the details next week! The set up will be the same with a $200 non refundable deposit to hold your spot and the remainder will be due by April.
Let me take you through the weekend and give you a taste of the fun that we had!
|Shirley Paden directing the class|
|An outdoor lunch on the patio|
|A captive audience!|
|My mother the model!|
|Scavenger hunt reveal time!|
|Revealing the finds|
|20 items found over the course of the weekend|
|Elaine showing us her noise maker... and her moves!|
|Very good sports!|
|Wendy and her FASCINATING stories of her finds!|
|Sisters... being sisters.|
|Back to work for one more class!|
|My weekend project... revealed soon!|
|Market tables and bran new yarns!|
|Our incredible group of ladies!|
|Shirley and I- not a bad team!|