knitxmidwest was a two-day event, and the second day was just as much fun as the first. You may have caught photos of some of the decorations in my Part 1 post, but check out this closeup of the pumpkin-and-cat motif. The organizers certainly know their demographic – the decor was a big hit. 🙂
The second day included a session of “knitting yoga” stretches – much needed after the previous day’s knitting marathon. 🙂 We also heard about handspun fiber from Maggie of Girl With A Sword Productions, and got to watch her work on some amazing creations.
The Stash Swap was a great idea.
There was also a bunting that grew as the weekend progressed. Several retreat participants contributed flags to create a fun group project. This would be an awesome activity for a small knitting group, too, to celebrate a baby/bridal shower or just for fun.
There was a door prize drawing, and I won a couple of skeins of gorgeous yarn, plus a pattern booklet. (Yay!) I’ll share details in an upcoming post. I have a couple of pattern possibilities in mind for this yarn, but I might need your help deciding. 🙂
It was such a relaxing weekend – I can’t wait to go again!