Last weekend I finally got to attend the event I had been looking forward to forever – knitxmidwest, the first (of hopefully many) knitting retreat hosted by Jen of makexdo and the ladies of Hill Vintage & Knits. The setting was picture-perfect:
I made my way to this picturesque lodge, ready for a weekend of fun and yarn.
The lodge was filled with lovers of all things yarn, and I can’t tell you how great it was to be among them. Some came in groups, some came with a friend, and some came ready to make new friends. Lots of laughter and sharing of tips, patterns, and stories.
Most of the time was unstructured, and I appreciated having most of the weekend set aside to work on projects. There were a few scheduled activities, including a presentation from Robyn of she makes hats. She shared her journey to making 10,000 hats (most given away to charity) in her lifetime. Her project is amazing, and her blog is definitely worth following.
The food was great, too. Just check out these adorable knitting cupcakes, complete with golf tees as knitting needles. Definitely worthy of the paparazzi that swarmed them.
Here’s a closer look at the adorableness.
I spent the entire weekend working on my cable-knit scarf. All. Weekend. I had long since reached what I like to call the “point of despair” in this project, and was just ready to be done and start something new. But… I love how it has turned out, so it was worth it. More to come!
P.S. How cute are those can coolers?!